The Greek Myth Contest

Hooking up with your best friend’s boyfriend will usually result in the loss of a best friend. But what if it also earned you the rage of three ancient, bloodthirsty deities?

In Fury, the new novel by Elizabeth Miles, two teenagers in the sleepy town of Ascension, Maine learn that their misdeeds and indiscretions are being tallied—by no less than the Furies, that avenging trio from Greek myth.

Inspired by Fury’s contemporary/classical mash-up, we’re presenting the Greek Myth contest—and Elizabeth Miles is choosing the winners!

Your task: Write a piece of no more than 1,200 words about a figure from Greek mythology that somehow interacts with the modern world. Your figure can be a hero, monster, god, or even a location. Maybe the Minotaur lives in Minnesota these days. Or maybe the River Lethe–whose water makes you forget everything–is the place you end up when you spend too much time on the Internet. It’s all up to you. (Need a refresher on your ancient Greek mythology? Check out this site.)

"Medusa at the Temple of Apollo" by bazylek100

How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create your piece on Figment.
2. On the “Details” tab, in the “Tags” box, put: greekmythcontest.
3. Press “Publish Now.”
4. In about two hours or so, your contest entry will appear by clicking the link below.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Then you’ll vote for the finalists until Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The top five finalists will be reviewed and judged by Elizabeth Miles, who will choose the winners.

And since no contest would be complete without some sort of swag, each of the five finalists will receive a signed copy of Elizabeth’s new novel, Fury, and a Figment tote. The first place winner will receive a prize pack assembled by the Paper Lantern Lit team, which will include copies of two more awesome, recently released myth-inspired novels: Abandon, by Meg Cabot, and Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini.

Click here to read the finalist entries and click here to see who won first place!

14 thoughts on “The Greek Myth Contest

    • Hi Julie,

      The top 5 hearted finalists will be judged by Elizabeth Miles, so the initial selection will be based on hearts.

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