Invite You to Write a Modern Classic…and Get Published!
Romeo and Juliet meet at a school dance. He’s from a rival school. His team is the Mountain Lions, and hers are the Catapults.
Ahab is a top-notch computer hacker. But for all of his victorious heists, he’s never managed to win the great White-Hat Hacker contest. He’d go to any lengths to win, regardless of the consequences for his team, the P-quads.
Jay Gatsby is the new kid on the block. He’s clever, smooth, and flush with cash. His first weekend in town, he throws a massive party in his huge mansion—and not a parent in sight. Daisy, head of the cheerleading team, can’t help but be charmed. But doesn’t she know him from somewhere?
You can’t beat a classic story, but you can update one (and get your story published in Justine Magazine)! Figment and Justine Magazine want all girls aged 13 to 21 to write a short story modernizing any classic work of literature in no more than 1,200 words. Submit your entry by July 24, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The twenty most-hearted entries will become semi-finalists, which will be narrowed down to five finalists by the Justine editorial team. Those fantastic five will be read by YA author Amanda Hocking, who became a bestseller with her self-published Trylle trilogy, and whose books have sold over one million copies! Amanda will choose the winner and two runners-up!
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 JustineMagContest 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.
The winner will receive an awesome e-book reader—and will become a published author when her story appears in Justine Magazine in the October/November 2012 issue. The runners-up will also be featured in the issue and will receive a backpack filled with the latest YA books!
You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 24 to submit your entry. Voting runs until 5:00 p.m. ET on August 5. The winner and runners up will be announced on JustineMagazine.com. Note: the winning entry may be edited at the discretion of Justine‘s editorial staff for publication.