Ripped from the New York Times: The Contest

So you’ve all been loving the Ripped from the New York Times: Inspired Lives writing prompts. You’ve written about everything from psychopathic Santas to your everyday morning rituals. And you know what? We’ve been loving your entries.

In fact, the New York Times Learning Network and all of us here at Figment have been so impressed by the books you’ve been posting in response to the “Ripped from the New York Times: Inspired Lives” prompts that we’ve decided to take Jane Doe’s advice and feature some of your work on the Figment homepage! Yay! Exclamation points!

If you’ve already written a story based on one of the prompts, then good for you! Go ahead and enter them in the contest. Fairies will be visiting your houses later today to sprinkle you with glitter and wishing dust. Plus, you’ve got a head start. To all you Figlets that haven’t written a story yet: start your engines and ready your quills/pens/keyboards, because we want you to write up a storm!

We’re accepting submissions through November 10th, 2011. Then, from November 11th to November 17th, you, dearest Figs, will vote for your favorites by hearting the best stories—the 10 most-hearted entries will be judged by the staff of the New York Times Learning Network. Their five favorites will be featured on the Figment homepage and announced on the New York Times Learning Network website!

So what are you waiting for? Click here to read the prompts (all taken from the “Lives” column on the New York Times Learning Network site) and start writing!

Click here to read the finalist entries.

8 thoughts on “Ripped from the New York Times: The Contest

  1. Is there an age limit? I see on the website it talks about students and youth often. What if one is a student of life and recalls her youth? Does that allow entry? :)

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