Congratulations to the finalists of the Steampunk Apparatus Contest! And they are:
Never Take It Off by Anande Sjoden
Scarlet Ache by Annie
I Won’t Eat by Hannah Pouler
Angel of the Ocean by Hannah S.
I’m too fat!! by Veronica White
Freedom by Pete Riley
The Coast by Johnny Riley
Steam by Tateni Marunda Tareto Urio
Alcyone’s Belt by C. Alexxanda
Waking by elli.dubinowski
To Survive by Dana 🙂 Hoffmann
The Lost Ring by Abby S.
Repopulation by Nicole Carr
Are Rumors True? by Stephanie
Industrial Hell by Zynathias Bornhold
CONGRATS! *breaks open the sparkly (cider)* These finalists will be sent to author Kathy Erskine (National Book Award winning author of MOCKINGBIRD).
As part of YALSA’s Teen Tech Week (which you should check out in your local libraries), we’re hosting a quirky contest that we hope will get your gears turning (heh heh, sorry, I couldn’t resist).
Figmenter Fiona Plunkett has invented a device:
Narrika: A dark colored belt made of iron that was twirled into many loops and has pockets of air that can be tapped open. It has raised ridges that have spiky spheres on the end and gears inside that are always at work, constantly whirring.
Write a short story (in 750 words or fewer) in which this device is used. The device doesn’t need to feature super-prominently, but it must be in there! Notice that we haven’t told you the purpose of the device — you have to come up with that. Your entry can be in any genre.
-Create a new writing
-Tag it YALSApunk
-Be sure to press “Publish Now”
-Wait the hour or so it sometimes takes for entries to show up BELOW.
The deadline is Friday, March 11 at 9PM EST. Entries will be accepted immediately. Then YOU decide the finalists by voting on your favorite entries; you can vote until Friday, March 18th at 9pm EST. The top hearted entries will become finalists. The winner will be judged by Kathy Erskine, National Book Award winning author of Mockingbird. The prize is — get this — a NOOK e-reader!
Good luck, Figmentaries~