The Lost Prince Short-Story Contest

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 QueenThe 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.

One second prize winner will receive a copy of The Lost PrinceThe Iron Fey boxed set, and a lock and key necklace.

One third prize winner will receive copies of The Lost Prince and Immortal Rules, and a lock and key necklace.

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.

Contest Entries

  • Make belief cover
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    Make Belief

    This was for the Lost Prince Contest, but the contest is over, so this is the newly edited version :) Emily has endured a fun Summer …

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  • Haunted cemetery
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    • 0

    Give Me a Chance

    ((EDITED AND FINISHED)) Lena loses a friend though a world where only she's ever been able to see. She has to go into that world and …

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  • Image
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    Soul Stealers

    Finalist in the Lost Prince contest. The cover was made by Julianneღ

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  • Bokeh
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    The Truth is Blue

    Do you think seeing ghosts are cool? Yeah, maybe. But when it happens to Grace, she doesn't think it's cool. Not. At. All.

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  • Images
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    Rainbow World

    About James and the Rainbow World!!! Just written as a joke. (BTW I am not actually obsessed with fairies or pink!)

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  • Lighthouse
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    FAREWELL

    A flash of sharp silver...five long claws... Maria returns to her native country and finds out that some creatures do not just exist …

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  • Doily
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    Not your normal ghost story

    Kalista never thought she would see dead people. She sees Jessica Summers and she wants her save Jessica Spring, but can she save …

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    An Authors Love

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    Oasis in the Sea

    They tell me I'm crazy, for the stories I tell. The underwater paradise I describe couldn't possible be real. Mrs Linda, my shrink has…

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  • Dreamwalking cover altern
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    Dreamwalking

    *Complete* "Eyes open." As a dreamwalker, Elsa randomly receives dreams during the night in which she travels to an alternate reality-…

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  • Feather
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    Innocence Gone

    Lucy, an adorable little girl, has met a new friend-someone any child's parents would be afraid of. She is the only one who can see hi…

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  • Doily
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    What Happened in the Misty Woods

    Gram has three rules. One, do chores, two, be home by ten and most importantly, rule three, don't go into the woods. But it's the wood…

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54 thoughts on “The Lost Prince Short-Story Contest

  1. I’m writing a story and I was wondering, does it have to be a REAL other world only the character can see? Like, a world with fairies, ghosts vampires, etc? Or can it be kind of a play on words? Thanks!

    • The voting period runs from the announcement of the contest. Stories posted before the announcement of the contest are ineligible to win.

  2. Hi,
    So I wrote this before but I didn’t see it show up so here it is again.

    I have a few questions first

    1. I own all the copyrights,right
    2. What if I own all of the books
    3. I forgot the third but if I remember I will ask

    thank you I hope to get a fast reply so I can start writting

  3. Hey! Can this be a story that I’ve already written? It’s on figment but it answers the prompt!… Is that okay, even though it was written a little while ago?

  4. What if these creatures don’t exist in another world? If they exist alongside us, but only my main character can see them, will it still count?

    • As long as you answer the prompt, you’re set. Please refer to the official rules for entry requirements and use your best judgement.

  5. Hi,
    I don’t like being a tatle tale but I read an entry for this contest called “Blue” and it doesn’t answer or follow the prompt.

    I don’t want to be a tattle tale but I just thought you should know

  6. Hello… Can you delay the last day of submition please? I have school and I’m really busy, maybe till Saturday or I don’t know… I really wanted to enter this contest since this is one of my favorite books! This is my first time entering and I really want to try this.

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