Little Girl Gone Contest!

Sometimes change is gradual. Sometimes it sneaks up on you without you noticing. Sometimes you have a moment and only a moment to choose your path. 

In Drusilla Campbell‘s Little Girl Gone (which you can start reading on Figment), Madora is forced to confront the life she’s chosen when Willis, the man she ran away with at the age of 17, kidnaps a pregnant teenager. Madora has lived with Willis for five years, interacting with almost no one else, but she knows what he’s done is wrong. She’s forced to either reconcile her love with this horrible action, or make a change. A life-changing decision set her on this path five years ago, and now Madora has to choose if she can leave it behind.

Inspired by Little Girl Gone, we want you to write a story about an experience or relationship that inspires a character to change his or her life. The change can be good or bad, and the experience can be big or small. Life-changing experiences come in all shapes, sizes, and packages.

How To Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing. Your entry must be 2,000 words or fewer.
4. Tag that writing with littlegirlcontest on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.

You have until January 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST to post and tag your story. Voting will run until February 7, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST at which point the ten most-hearted stories will be sent to the author of Little Girl Gone, Drusilla Campbell, who will choose the winners. First place will win a copy of Little Girl Gone, a Figment tote, and a $15 Amazon gift card. Second place will win a copy of Little Girl Gone and a Figment tote. Third place will receive a copy of Little Girl Gone. So get inspired, but quickly!

Click here to see the finalist entries.

21 thoughts on “Little Girl Gone Contest!

  1. I like these contests, but I feel the prizes are lacking, except for the books … Don’t mean to be a downer, just sharing my thoughts.

      • I don’t feel that it’s about the prizes but it’s a chance to get a real author to read your writing, and sometimes choose it to win. I think that in it’s self could be considered a prize, I mean, an author choosing your story over others? that’s the best feeling!
        /sorry if I’m being annoying

  2. The rules state:

    “…is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) and Canada…”

    I live in Australia. Does this mean I can’t enter? Please respond, I really want to perticipate in this contest.

  3. Woah, woah, wait…I’m so confused! When I first saw this on the first page, the contest said this:
    “We’ll also have a fun writing challenge (with prizes!) to help you make use of your new skills! Based on the idea of empathy and Drusilla’s advice about investigating a character’s childhood, write a 150-250 word character sketch of a child who will grow up to be an unlikable adult. The Fig mods will choose our favorite responses, and four winners have their stories featured on the Figment homepage. One of those responses will also be featured in the newsletter, and will receive a copy of Little Girl Gone. Tag your story CampbellLGG by 11:59p.m. on Friday, January 27 to enter! See the official rules here.”
    So I entered using that prompt. But then when I went to go see the entries, I saw that the prompt you have HERE says,
    “Inspired by Little Girl Gone, we want you to write a story about an experience or relationship that inspires a character to change his or her life. ”

    I already entered the one about the bully, but I don’t know which prompt is the correct one.

    I’m so confused.

  4. Hullo i was reading the ‘full rules’ and i found an error in them on 7. Review Finalists’ Submission to Determine Grand Prize. It says that: Judging will be completed on orabout February 14, 2013. Should it not be 2012? 🙂 just thought id say that:-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *