The Angel Fire Contest

We’ve been trained to think that certain characters are good guys and certain ones are bad guys. Twirly mustache? Bad guy. White cowboy hat? Good guy. Black mask and a revolver on one hip? Bad guy. Black mask and a fencing foil on one hip? Zorro.

We think we know what good looks like, which is why L.A. Weatherly‘s Angel Trilogy throws us for such a loop. In this series, angels are evil, soul-sucking creatures that prey on the naiveté of humans. So when Willow found out in Book #1, Angel Burn, that she’s actually half-angel, she was horrified. Her newfound identity does have its perks, though: Willow only met her now-boyfriend, Alex, because he was originally sent to destroy her for her part-angelness . . . but fell in love with her instead.

Willow thinks she’s an anomaly–the only half-angel, half-human on the planet. But in L.A.’s newest book Angel Fire (which you can start reading on Figment), we meet Seb–another half-angel, who’s convinced he can’t be the only one. He sets off in search of his counterpart and he’s decided that when he finds her, he’s never going to let her go. But Alex might have something to say about that . . .

Inspired by the vicious angels in Angel Fire, we want you to write a story in which a traditionally good person or creature is evil, or in which a traditionally evil person or creature is good. We’re talking murderous nuns and life-saving murderers, kind demons and demonic fairies. Write your story in no more than 2,000 words.

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 angelcontest 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 February 7, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST to enter. Voting will run until February 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point the five most-hearted stories will be sent to author L.A. Weatherly, who will choose one grand-prize winner. All five finalists will win a killer prize pack from Candlewick, the publishers of Angel Fire! These packs will include a copy of Angel Burn, a copy of Angel Fire, an Angel Burn bag, and some sick Angel Burn temporary tattoos, bro! In addition, the grand-prize winner will receive a Figment t-shirt, Figment tote, and Figment pin.

Click here to read the finalist entries. Click here to see the winning entry.

39 thoughts on “The Angel Fire Contest

  1. Id love to enter this but not many people read my stories so these “most-hearted” contests arent even worth writing for in my mind.

    • Hi Samantha,

      The stories will start to be “shuffled” on the contest entry page very, very soon! Enter the contest! You can ask your friends and family to read it, read other users’ stories and hope they return the favor, etc.

    • Hi Vee,

      Don’t worry! All of our writing, no matter how hard we try, is (subconsciously) influenced by somebody else’s work, but as long as you write it yourself, you should be good to go. P.S.- Daughter of Smoke and Bone is SO GOOD! 😀

  2. Ha ha! I’m laughing so hard right now. My NaNo was all about angels VS demons, only with demons being the good guys and angels being the bad ones…

    That is really a strange coincidence! xD

    • Hi Jazmine,

      That is because the contest entry is also tagged for the GWN Remix contest. Please do not “double tag” your contest entry. You may only use your entry for one contest at a time.

  3. Hi!

    I was just wondering if we could republish a story we used for a previous contest here on Figment. The story did not win, though it did become a finalist.


    • Hi Alex,

      The entry is not showing up because it was created before the entry period for this contest began. In order to submit your story to the contest, you must RE-publish it as a new book.

  4. I submitted my entry but did not receive a pop-up confirmation. The story is called “Grim No More.” How do I know if it has been entered?

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