Katie McGarry’s new novel, Pushing the Limits, is all about finding love in unexpected places. Echo Emerson used to be a popular girl with a hot jock boyfriend. But a mysterious event left her scarred—both emotionally and physically—and now she’s an outsider. Noah Hutchins is a girl-using loner. Oh yeah, and he happens to be ridiculously hot. The two shouldn’t even be friends, let alone fall in love. And yet, Noah is different. He’s understanding and protective, and Echo can’t deny their smoldering chemistry.
Inspired by Noah and Echo’s relationship, we’ve got a great writing challenge for you! In 1,200 words or less, write a story where opposites attract.
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 PushingtheLimits 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 Tuesday, August 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Wednesday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Katie McGarry for judging!
The grand prize winner will receive The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa; Legacy, Allegiance, and Sacrifice (an Advanced Reader Copy) by Cayla Kluver; The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter; The Girl in Steel Corset and The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross; and an Advanced Read Copy of Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter.
The second place winner will receive The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa; The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter; and Advanced Read Copies of Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter and Speechless by Hannah Harrington.
The third place winner will receive an Advanced Reader Copy of Speechless by Hannah Harrington; Crave by Melissa Darnell; The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter; The Girl in Steel Corset by Kady Cross; and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.