The Goddess Interrupted Contest!

In The Goddess Test, the first book in Aimée Carter’s Goddess series, Kate survived a brutal test and won both immortality and the hand of Henry, god of the Underworld. She succeeded where other girls failed—girls who paid with their lives. You’d think Kate would be prepared for anything, right?

What about meeting her sister for the first time?

What about meeting Henry’s ex-wife?

What about meeting the only woman who can help her save the Underworld?

How about meeting the one woman who is all three of those things?

That’s what happens to Kate in Carter’s latest book, Goddess Interrupted. In honor of the novel, we have an ex-tastic writing contest for you!

Your challenge, in 1,200 words or fewer, is to use one of the following three prompts to craft a story:

  • A character meets his or her partner’s ex.
  • A character has to work together with his or her partner’s ex.
  • A character has to work with his or her ex, and isn’t quite sure they shouldn’t get back together.

How to Enter:

1. Read the full rules.

2. Create an account on Figment.com.

3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or fewer.

4. Tag your writing with goddessinterrupted 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.

Be creative, be emotional, be humorous, be real, be dramatic. Make us feel the scene! You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 10 to enter your piece. Voting will run until 6:00 p.m. ET on April 17, at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be sent to Aimée Carter and her editors at Harlequin Teen, who will choose the winners.

The grand-prize winner will receive copies of Aimée Carter’s Goddess Interrupted and The Goddess Test . . . PLUS Julie Kagawa’s entire Iron Fey seriesincluding a signed copy of The Iron Knight!—and Julie’s notevenoutyet Immortal Rules.

The second-place winner will receive copies of Goddess Interrupted and The Goddess Test, plus Cayla Kluver’s Legacy series (Legacy and Allegiance) and Inside by Maria V. Snyder.

The third-place winner will receive copies of Goddess Interrupted, Crave by Melissa Darnell, and The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

The fourth-place winner will receive copies of Goddess InterruptedSaving June by Hannah Harrington, and On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane.

Contest Entries

  • Cover
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    The Secretary

    *For the GoddessInterrupted Contest* The last person Josephine Baker wanted to meet was Helene Blackwell - the ex-wife of her lover an…

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  • The art of losing control
    • 2
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    The Art of Losing Control

    Charlotte's cool exterior could face practically anything. Well, except for Mary-Anne, the sickening sweet ex of Charlotte's current b…

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  • Radical_radial
    • 1
    • 0

    Love will always find you.

    Emma is working as a Personal Assistant in Chicago when she meets an unexpected person from her past.

    View Entry »
  • Lucy cover nineteen
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    Execrable

    Brent encounters his girlfriend's detestable ex the last place he wants to: work. More specifically, a job interview. This will get ug…

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  • 912206_candle_light1
    • 8
    • 3

    Love Me Truly

    An Ancient Egypt Love Story Nava is an expert of Egypt charms and spells, when her past lover asked her help to woo the Pharaoh's d…

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  • Alice and hatter
    • 2
    • 2

    Reapers & Miracles

    Dagmar has been reaping souls since WWII; Avery's been saving them since the American Civil War. Their break-up is an example of why R…

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  • Girl and birdss
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    • 2

    Of Strength and Secrets

    **READ THIS FIRST!!! FOR THOSE WHO WANT THEIR EX'S BUTTS HANDED TO THEM!!!** Lena is known to be an openly closed book. She no longer…

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  • Merette
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    • 1

    Merette

    An entry for the Goddess Interrupted contest. It's about a girl who is forced to work with a sweet, adorable ex of her boyfriends. The…

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  • Index
    • 3
    • 0

    Shifted Hearts

    Earlier this year Jared left Victoria. She was heartbroken and as soon as he left the hunters found her. Jared manages to find his way…

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  • Foolusonce
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    Fool Us Once

    Fool us once, shame on you. There won't be no fooling us twice. An entry for the Goddess Interrupted Contest.

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  • Lullaby
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    Blake's lullaby

    After a break-up, you never see your ex again. Right? *please, let me reach twenty hearts!*

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  • The bigger man 4
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    The Bigger Man

    Anderson Matthews meets his girlfriend's ex for the first time, and makes him reconsider proposing.

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44 thoughts on “The Goddess Interrupted Contest!

    • As long as you use at least one of the prompts and stay within the word limit, you may incorporate elements of another prompt, sure!

  1. Since the Goddess books are based off of myths, can our story be a re-imagining of an existing myth or fairy tale? Or do you want completely new and original characters? Also, are there guidlines or limitations on the content? (Like, must be suitable for readers 12 and up?) Thanks!

    • It can definitely be based off of myths. The stories need to conform to the terms of service on Figment and our content guidelines, as well as the official rules of the contest.

    • Hey Tali-

      All entries must conform to Figment’s terms of service and guidelines and the official rules. So, cursing is allowed in context!

  2. By work, can it be having to work together to figure something out, like why they broke up, or does it have to be working like at a job or something?

    • Hey Nika-

      It should be original fiction or inspired by characters that are in the public domain (like Austen’s characters or Dickens’s). It should not incorporate copyrighted characters.

  3. Is it consider cheating if you swap hearts and the story that the other person is heart-ing is the contest entry?

    • Hey Yarlening-

      Not anymore, no. Courtesy would be to let the person know that it is an entry, so they don’t feel tricked. It is not against the rules, though!

  4. I know the word limit is 1200 words but I am about 67 words over that. Does this make me disqualified from the contest? I would shorten if I could but I really like my entry and I’m afraid it wouldn’t make sense if I subtracted that many words. Is there any way I would be able to still be in the contest even though I went over?

    • Hey Lauren-

      Unfortunately no. The word count is strictly binding. Try and get your entry under the limit to be eligible to win!

    • Hey Rayen-

      You can edit your covers in any software you’d like, but all content you use must be created by you.

      Best,
      Emily

  5. I’m doing the third prompt, and I was wondering if it was okay if I wrote in the ex’s point of view instead of the ex’s partner.

    • Hey-

      Most of our contests are only open to US and Canadian citizens, but we hope to be able to expand entry soon!

      Best,
      Emily

      • Well I hope you do soon. 😀 I know many people from other countries that would like to take part in these contests.
        I kind of miss the contests on inkpop right now…
        Anyway, thanks for answering. 🙂
        Have a nice day!

  6. Hi, I wrote a short story, “Our Spiteful Rivalry” for this contest. However, when I put the tag goddessinterrupted in, I never receive any pop up (as if of now)…

    • Hey Sanna-

      If you posted your story after the announcement of the copy and tagged it correctly, you’re entered. The pop-up sometimes doesn’t show up for people, but you’re still set!

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