The Blood on the Moon Contest

In Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight (which you can begin reading on Figment here), college Freshman Faith Reynolds has to deal with werewolves, vampires, and, oh yeah, her best friend declaring his feelings for her.

In this contest, judged by the fabulously talented Jennifer Knight herself, your task is to write a story, 1500 words or fewer, in which one best friend falls in love with another. Is it a true romance, or a total disaster? Are the feelings reciprocated? Is the love a total secret? All of that is up to you!


How to Enter:

1. Read the full contest rules
2. Write your entry
3. On the “Details” tab, in the “Tags” box, put: BloodonMoon
4. Press “Publish Now”
5. In about 2 hours or so, your contest entry will appear BELOW.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 13 at 6pm EST. Then you get to decide the top stories by hearting your favorite entries before Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm EST. Jennifer Knight will choose a first, second, and third place winner out of the top ten most hearted entries. 1st place will get a copy of Blood on the Moon and a $50 gift card to Amazon, 2nd place will receive a copy of Blood on the Moon and a $25 gift card to Amazon, and 3rd place will receive a copy of Blood on the Moon. Good luck, figs!


Check out the finalists and winners!

44 thoughts on “The Blood on the Moon Contest

  1. So thats…five heart contests to one email one? I swear someone promised balance when it was inquired about during the magic contest.

    MTV, Magic, Horror, Princess, Seventeen, and now Blood on the Moon: Six Heart Contests.
    Anonymous Contest: One. Robot.

    There is a serious imbalance here. Just saying.

    • Yes, I agree with Sharrona. There have been WAY too many heart contests lately. I never have time to enter heart contests because I am in school now, and heart contests take constant swapping attention. Also, a lot of the big ticket prizes have been hearts, which is very unfair to those of us have no time whatsoever. Also, like Sharrona said, whenever this problem is mentioned, it is always answered with ‘balance’. However, like Sharrona said, the ratio of these contests have been 5:1. Not very balanced. It would be nice if this issue was considered in the next contest.

    • Hey Natalie,

      I just searched for your entry and it’s up – it was tagged correctly, so it was just a minor delay with the system. It’s on the right-hand side of the second row, on the first page. Feel free to email me at if you have any other questions. Best of luck!

  2. I haven’t entered one of these before. Does voting begin immediately, or only after the deadline has passed? Are we allowed to promote it in the forums? Please say no. =P

    • Hi Rich,

      Voting can begin immediately, but we do allow for an additional few days of voting once the entry deadline has passed. Also, the promotion of contest entries is not allowed anywhere on Figment. Please feel free to email me at if you have any other questions.

  3. Meh…I’ve had two best friends fall in love with me…if I decide to do this, it shouldn’t be too hard. Other than finding time to actually do it, that is.

  4. As much as I enjoy this site, I agree with Sharronna: enough with the popularity/American Idol contests. Find editorial people to read and judge, then pass it on to the top judge to vote. As much as I like writing challenges, I will pass on any from now on that go this way.

  5. Can you please do a contest open to the British guys on here please? I have to withdraw my entry now, how do I go about doing this? Just changing the tags or what??

    • Hey Eva-
      Unfortunately, no. Each contest requires a unique piece of work. Let me know if you have any other questions- esteele at

  6. Wait… is this contest about one person being in love with their best friend or two of your best friends being in love with each other?

  7. Does it have to be a best friend “falling” in love like presently and they haven’t loved them before? Or could it be a friend that has always loved their best friend and is now going to try to make it known?

  8. I’s posted my entry, but it’s not showing up yet. Haha…curious to see what happens; this was my first ever go at romance, so I’m actually pretty excited ^;^

  9. Does it have to be that one best friend falls in love with another best friend, or can a best friend fall in love with an ex-best friend?

  10. Saddly, I just posted a piece that would have fit this contest on the site as a regular piece. It might be a little long though and I would have to cut it down. Can I still use it if I edit it a bit, or is it disqualified for already being on the site?

    • Hi Chrystal,

      The system only recognizes entries that were published within the contest dates (date of announcement and the time of the entry deadline). We ask that new content is created for each contest submission, but feel free to use older ideas and characters. You can also email me at if you have any questions.

      • Thanks for the clarification! I’m just wondering, though..
        Is there absolutely /no/ way for it to be approved? Couldn’t you just remove the hearts I had before the contest started? Because the vast majority are from during the contest, and I worked incredibly hard on the story (and feel it fits the criteria perfectly.. Even if it was a few days early.)
        So, if you could do /anything/ to make it eligible, I’d probably worship you until I die. If not, I totally understand.

        Thanks so much,

  11. I really want to win this, but I’m not all that good of a writer and I haven’t been able to even get in the finalists lately. Is there anyway I could get more people to like it??? I really want to at least be a finalst though I know there are WAYY more talented people out there than me.

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