The first 100 legit first lines that post will make it to the judge! I’ll probably let it go well past the 100 mark but understand that doesn’t mean you made it. I may not get them disseminated and posted until later this week (I’m on a very tight deadline to get my revisions in to my editor Friday morning and that takes precedence).
Also there is one huge change this year: Once you post your line that’s it. No tweaking then going back and resubmitting before the deadline. It became too confusing for me last year. Once you hit submit that is the line you live with.
Good Luck Everyone!