Summer Reading Short-Story Contest!

You can have your stories published in a NOOK Book™ compilation, featured in the NOOK Bookstore™ and readable on your brand new NOOK Tablet™, and calm down, Figment, you need to explain yourself!

Figment is hosting a contest in honor of the joys of reading in the lazy summertime with prizes that aren’t fooling around. Write a story in 500 words or fewer, and you could win you a new NOOK Tablet™ – 8GB, and have your story available in the NOOK Bookstore™! You have three possible prompts to spark your imagination. Entries are due by July 15, 2012, so click here to read all the details and get started!


45 thoughts on “Summer Reading Short-Story Contest!

  1. Does the job have to be a real job, like working with employees and having a boss? Or can it be a chore he just has to do like raking leaves, or mowing the lawn?

  2. Every time I click on the link, it goes to a page that says “We’re sorry, but something went wrong. We’ve been notified about this issue and we’ll take a look at it shortly.” What’s up with that?

  3. Can we wright kinda of like a preview of a book we are writing. Where it leaves you hanging. So the first 500 words of a book you are writing or a summary.

    • The entry will be judged as a complete piece, so it should read as a self-contained story, even if you know that more happens outside of the entry.

  4. I have some questions:
    1. The rules say that we can only vote for one entry. Does that mean we can only heart one of the entries?
    2. Can we do book swaps to gain hearts?
    3. Can we ore for ourselves?

    • Hey Jason-
      You can only heart each entry once, but you can heart as many as you’d like.
      You may!
      If that was supposed to say “vote,” yes! But only once.

  5. Can the story include fantasy, like the characters having powers or something? Can it be science-fictiony or fantasy, or does it have to be realistic?

  6. I have a question: Are the entries determined by hearts? Meaning, in order to make it into the finalists you need to have alot of hearts or not?

  7. Ok, I just uploaded my entry about 30 minutes ago. It originally had over 800 words, but I was able to trim it down to 490. It’s titled ‘Rite of Passage’. I hope you all enjoy it.

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