The Peter and the Starcatcher Contest!

The lights! The sounds! The hustle and-slash-or the bustle!

There’s nothing quite like Broadway, and as readers, we’ve got the mushiest of soft spots for stage shows that began life as books. Wicked, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables . . .

And the grand, swashbuckling tale of Peter Pan’s original journey to Neverland, Peter and the Starcatcher.

Based on a bestselling book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (who are taking your questions now on the forums!), Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s tale of the Boy Who Never Grew Up. It’s fun, colorful, whimsical, and beautiful. It’s coming to Broadway soon, and it’s coming to Figment now!

Enter a piece of writing inspired by the phrase “young at heart.” You have 750 words to tell your story. It can be fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose—it’s up to you!

How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 750 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with peterstarcatcher 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 11:59 p.m. ET, April 2 to submit your entry. Voting will run until 6:00 p.m. ET on April 10, at which point the 30 most-hearted entries will become finalists. Five (5) grand-prize winners will be determined by the Figment editorial team, and each winner will receive a voucher for two tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher and a signed copy of the novel Peter and the Starcatchers. It’ll be an absolutely magical performance, so don’t miss out!

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38 thoughts on “The Peter and the Starcatcher Contest!

  1. I published my entry a few days ago, and no pop-up saying that I had successfully joined the contest showed up. It’s not under the entries either. I think I tagged it right, so I’m not sure what’s the problem.

  2. For those of you that are entering, you could always sell or give away your tickets. I did that with the Seminar contest.

  3. Have you actually viewed the show? Is it worth going to, or will I (if I win, of course) be completely upset and think it was a waste of my time?

    • Hey America-

      We haven’t seen it yet (SOONWEARESOEXCITEDAH), but we’ve heard nothing but great things. Feel free to check out some reviews online before deciding if you want to enter!

  4. fun fact: Peter Pan was actually written because Barrie’s brother died at a young age. His mother would constantly tell him stuff about his brother being the perfect son because he’d never grow up and leave, which made Barrie develop a mental block that wouldn’t let him physically age past thirteen.

  5. Am I missing something? Have the rules changed and we are now allowed to promote our contest entries?
    So, I could ask anyone to heart my entry?

    • Hey Reagan-

      The rules regarding promotion have changed. You may ask whomever you like to read your entry, though they’re not required to.

  6. Will the winners’ names and stories all be shown on the “past winners” part of the sidebar, or will there be a link that says something like “Peter and the Starcatcher contest winners”?

    Just wondering.


  7. Hi! I was just checking the list of entries and don’t see mine appearing. I was just checking to make sure that my story is actually entered into the contest. I tagged it peterstarcatcher. Titled Up in the Air.

    • Hey Rachel-

      There is some delay before entries appear. if the tag is correct and the story was created after the announcement of the contest, you’re all set!

  8. Is it okay if you win and don’t go to the show? Because I live kind of far away. I wanted to win so I could get the book signed by the author. Also, when will the finalists be announced?

  9. Hi,
    I have a question concerning the winners,

    When the five winners are chosen, will all five have their names and stories on the wall, or will there be a link that says something like “Peter and the Starcatcher contest winners”? Or will it be something else entirely?


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