The Sweet Evil Contest

In Sweet Evil, by Wendy Higgins, Anna is constantly battling with herself. She wants to lie and cheat and provoke and sin, but she’s always managed to keep herself in check.

Until she meets Kaidan.

Anna is the daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen angel; Kaidan is the son of the demon of Lust. The dark side in her is drawn to him, fully. She wants to let the rest of herself slip, too. When it comes time to choose between the light and the dark, she shouldn’t think of Kaidan: choosing him would mean giving into the dark side forever. The temptation to succumb to her evil half is always with her, and it might prove too great.

Want to give into the darkness? Start reading Sweet Evil on Figment now!

Your mission: In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story about a character who is tempted by something.

How to enter:

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 1,200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with sweetevilcontest 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 on May 17 to submit your entry. Voting will run until 5:00 p.m. ET on May 25 at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be sent to Wendy Higgins, author of Sweet Evil, who will choose the winners!

The winners of this contest are receiving ah-MAZE-ing prize packs of HarperCollins ARC’s.

First place will receive a copy of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, a copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth (one of our most-anticipated 2012 titles!), a copy of The Selection by Kiera Cass (like Hunger Games, but with pretty dresses–this has already been picked up as a TV show), a copy of Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, a copy of Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (out in July), a copy of So Close to You by Rachel Carter (also out in July), and a copy of A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix.

Second place will receive will receive a copy of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, a copy of The Selection by Kiera Cass, a copy of Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, a copy of Insignia by S.J. Kincaid, a copy of So Close to You by Rachel Carter, and a copy of A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix.

Third place will receive a copy of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, a copy of Insignia by S.J. Kincaid, a copy of So Close to You by Rachel Carter, and a copy of Endlessly by Kiersten White (the third book in the Paranormalcy series–out in July).

Contest Entries

  • Drown
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    Selena is a mermaid gifted with the voice of a siren, the gift of enchanted singing. It is in her nature to lure sailors to their doom…

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  • 854
    • 16
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    Your Songs Remind Me of Swimming

    The sky taunts and temps the sea every day, just hanging there above him. What will he do when given the chance to make his dream come…

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  • Uc_coyote-hills-sunset_1
    • 25
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    A Promise Bled

    THE SWEET EVIL CONTEST ENTRY! Evelynn Hart is an orphan and has been for nearly 5 years. She has no parents, but there are worse thing…

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  • Images-1
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    **Spelling/Grammar mistakes will be corrected this weekend{Short on time}**A world were corruption rules, humans go by what they say i…

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  • Cover-normal
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    Will's Legend

    I close my eyes and there you are again every other thought a scene set in the warehouse elevator or the street. Any space betwee…

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  • Cover-normal
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  • Lured away
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    Lured Away

    What would you do for someone in your family that you cared about? Would you stretch to the limits? Take a chance to follow a path you…

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  • Women-and-the-wind4
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    She Followed the Wind

    She was the goddess of the wind. She went wherever the wind took her. That's why we both knew she couldn't stay.

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    She Shifted His Heart:Quick Read

    PG-13 The almost-done full story takes a while to read, and if you like the idea but dont have time this excerpt is perfect and I love…

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  • Holding hands
    • 19
    • 3

    My beautifully dangerous downfall.

    What is more tempting than the promise of love? (Will possibly be continued after the contest).

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  • 169313-bigthumbnail[1]
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    Apple of My Eye

    ooh, shiiiiny.

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    The Seven Swans

    (Sweet Evil contest first place winner!!! PLEASE heart.) Based on the Grimm Brothers' "The Seven Swans", a tale of the princess who ga…

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62 thoughts on “The Sweet Evil Contest

  1. My entry on here doesn’t have a cover and only has one heart. (Basically it’s not updated) Will that effect the judging? I have more hearts now and I’m just concerned that if they don’t show up on here then the judges won’t see that I have more hearts.

  2. I submitted my story in this conest but it hasn’t come up under contest entries. Is there a reason why? Did I do something wrong? Please let me know…

    • Hey Emily-

      There is a slight delay before the entry shows up. It will not show up if the tag is incorrect or if it was posted on Figment before the announcement of the contest. Double check those two things!

  3. If we were to write a story where the temptation in fatal to the character in the end would it still count? Or do they have to resist.

  4. Are you able to use an entry from another contest if it fills the requirements of this contest and the other contest?

        • Most contests require you to create a new piece on Figment after the announcement of the contest (so no one starts the contest with hearts), but you would be able to submit it to contests that allow you to tag an old piece.

  5. If the story you entered in the contest you’re planning to turn into a novel, can you post the longer version on Figment too, or do you have to wait until the contest is over?

    • You can post the longer version on Figment, but make sure it is a separate story so the word count on your entry is within the limit!

    • It must have been created on Figment after the announcement of the contest, and it may not currently be in another contest.

  6. I asked a person to swap. I wanted them to read my contest entry. Is that against the rules to just ask for a swap. Or is it only against the rules to ask for a heart? I ‘m so confused!

    • Hey Ally-

      It’s not against the rules to ask for a read or a heart, but people may choose not to read or heart your piece. Make sure you aren’t spamming people with requests, and you should be fine!


  7. Hello I was wondering if we are allowed to do swaps asking for others to read are contest entry or look at other contest entries heart like and comment on theirs then ask them if they would checkout ares is that not okay because I have been doing that and I had no idea it wasn’t allowed if it isn’t and u would hate to be disqualified for something like that please reply soon so that I know and will stop if it’s not allowed

  8. I wrote out a description for my entry in this contest and when you can read it ( not the entire thing because it doesn’t fit) if you are looking at all my books on my page, but when you click on that book, only the first two words show up under the description. I would really like people to be able to read my full description so I hope this can be fixed.

    Oh, and on another note, what does it mean to spam people’s walls? (I saw something on the questions above ) If I ask a bunch of different people for swap requests, does that count as spamming?

    • Is there any way you can answer soon?(: My comments always are awaiting moderation (I don’t know why!), and I would really love to find out quickly!

    • Hey Megan-

      Not sure what’s going on with the description, want to email me at

      Spam means writing the same message on many people’s walls. It’s a large amount of similar and unwanted posts.

  9. ok, two questions.
    So it is entirely ok if it’s a poem?
    And does it matter what they are tempted by? It can be anything?

  10. Ugh, I want to at least get close to winning, but I see some with 35 hearts and I’m kinda feeling like the literary work I just created will be rejected and unread. 🙁 Oh Well.

  11. Hi there. I tagged my post with sweetevilcontest, but i did not receive a pop-up confirmation…

    • Hey Margaret-

      As long as the story was created on Figment after the announcement of the contest and as long as the tag is correct, you’re all set!

  12. Can the story be about someone who tempts others, or does it have to be about someone that’s being tempted?

    • Hey-

      If the story is about someone who tempts others, there should be a character in the story who is being tempted in order to fulfill the prompt.

  13. Hello, I was wondering if it is allowed to comment on people’s pages and request a heart for this contest? One of the people with several hundred hearts just commented on my page to ask if I would heart her entry. I was wondering if that is allowed?

      • What do you mean by spamming, exactly? She did post it on my wall. Is this a rule for all contests or just his particular one? Because I’ve been explicitly told that you’re not allowed to promote your contest pieces when they’re reliant on hearts.

        • Never mind. I just scrolled up to read someone else’s question. I understand what you mean by spamming now. But I’m still wondering if it applies to every contest?

          • Hey Lisa-

            Anti-spamming is a site-wide policy. Try promoting in the contest promotion forum or the self-promo forum.

  14. I’ve promoted a contest piece on the forum before and I was told that that is not allowed. Did the rules change sitewide?

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