Harry Potter is coming to an end. We at Figment have been sallow and shaky for days, just waiting for the inevitable. But then we thought, “No.”
No, it won’t end. We won’t allow it! We will take these characters and write new adventures. Different stories! Harry will fall in love with McGonagall or Draco will be Snape’s long lost love child and Ginny will be part grindylow and Neville will be part veela and Rita Skeeter will be trying to marry her childhood love, a dementor named Bobbins and anything is possible and the world is shiny and new!
This is fanfiction. And Harry Potter fanfiction is the undisputed champion of all fanfictions. And the undisputed champion of Harry Potter fanfiction sites is HarryPotterFanFiction.com. HarryPotterFanFiction.com has been around for ten years and the people who work there are experts.
We’re teaming up with the fine folk from HarryPotterFanFiction.com to bringyou the Harry Potter FanFiction Contest. So if you are a little lamb lost in the woods when it comes to fanfiction, check out HarryPotterFanFiction.com’s Best Of. We’d suggest you read everything posted on the site, but that would be over FIVE HUNDRED MILLION WORDS. Superfans? You are not alone. Not even kidding- they know Harry Potter fanfic like it is their JOBS. Cause it actually, actually is.
Write a story fewer than 2000 words that takes place in the Potterverse and utilizes Harry Potter characters. It can be a prequel or a sequel. It can be true to the books or wildly different.
How to enter:
1. Create a new Figment writing
2. Tag it HPfic
3. Press “Publish”
4. Wait the 2 or so hours for it to appear BELOW
1. One entry per person, please.
Entries are due midnight of July 22nd, 2011. Voting will be held until midnight of July 29th. On the 29th, the top ten most hearted entries will be read by Figment moderators and editors who will chose a winner and a 2nd place to receive a bag of Harry Potter goodies including things like a Hogwarts acceptance letter, chocolate frogs, Bertie Botts beans, and wands. We will also choose a runner-up, who will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon. All three will be featured along with the 1st and 2nd place entries on the Figment home page.
1. One entry per person, please.
2. The promotion of your contest entry is not allowed on Figment. This includes self-promotion and the promotion of other users’ contest entries in the Figment forums, the comments and reviews of stories, and the Figment Facebook page. Independent promotion on sites unrelated to Figment, like personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, is fine.
3. Works must be submitted according to the instructions above between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest. Entries posted on Figment before the start date or after the end date will not be included in the pages of contest entries and will be ineligible to win. This means a new book must be created for the contest; adapting an old Figment piece published before the start of the contest will make the entry ineligible to win.
4. The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.
5. The creation of multiple accounts to heart or otherwise vote for your contest entry on Figment is prohibited, and may result in the disqualification of that entry, the deletion of your Figment account, and/or the blocking of your IP address permanently from the site, at the moderator’s discretion.