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Welcome to the Fine Lines style guide website. We have created this site as an introduction to Fine Lines for members, writers, and our editorial staff. The guidelines explain how writers should prepare their works for submission to this creative writing publication. This section also includes basic copy editing procedures for the most frequent errors we see in submissions to our journal.

We intend the Fine Lines style guide website to serve as a useful tool for our diverse audience of readers, authors, and editors. We encourage suggestions that are aimed at improving the quality of our journal and style guide. Continue to refer to this website for updates and changes to our procedures and requirements.

Updated June 16, 2007.



You hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.
— from Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"