Ethan Chase has one rule and only one rule: Never let Them know you can see Them. He learned at a very young age to never, ever trust a faery. So Ethan does his best to ignore them in order to protect himself and his family. But there’s a bigger problem: Only Ethan can see the fey. Only he knows they are lurking in the shadows, waiting to stir up trouble. This can cause some problems with teachers and fellow students (not to mention girls), especially when there are trolls harassing him in the library.
Inspired by Julie Kagawa’s new novel, The Lost Prince, and the faery world that only Ethan Chase can see, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you! Your challenge: In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story about secret world that only your main character can see.
One grand-prize winner will receive a copies of The Lost Prince and Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, The Iron Fey boxed set (which includes The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight), Winter’s Passage and Summer’s Crossing eBooks, and a lock and key necklace, similar to the one that Ethan gives to Kenzie for protection from the fey.
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 less.
4. Tag your writing with LostPrinceContest 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, November 13, at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Tuesday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Julie Kagawa for judging!
Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues.
For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.