When things take a turn for the shady, it’s a fair bet that someone at the top is pulling the strings.
This week’s contest is inspired by the dark and dubious world of Darren Shan’s City of the Snakes. Write a story about the underbelly of a (real or fictional) society and the person who controls or rules it. Entries must be 1400 words or fewer.
How to Enter:
1) Read the Contest Rules as stated on the bottom of this post
2) Create your gritty, underbelly-y piece
3) Email your entry in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Follow Fringe Society Contest on Figment
Entries must be received by June 10th, 2011 11:59pm EST. Moderators and editors will be selecting the top semi-finalists, followed by a round of voting (by you!) to determine a winner.
Our winner will receive not one, not two- but all three of the books in The City series, in addition to having their story read and reviewed by Darren Shan!
1) One entry per person, please.
2) To preserve the blind voting process please refrain posting your entries on Figment until the contest ends.
3) Works must be submitted to the above email address between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest.
4) The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.