Enter the 2012 Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest!

It’s our favorite time of year! Time to enter the Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest with Figment and Scholastic.

Your challenge:

Write an amazing, completely original story in any genre, on any topic, that’s no more than 500 words.

The prizes:

You could win $5,000 in cash, publication on Seventeen.com, and a phone call with Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven BoysThe Scorpio Races, and the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.

How to enter:

Check out the contest page for all the details! All entries must be submitted by February 13, 2013 at 11:59:59 ET, so get started already!

Hey, fellas! For the first time ever, the contest is open to both boys and girls, ages 13 to 21!

51 thoughts on “Enter the 2012 Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest!

    • This contest requires an original story and the entry must be posted on Figment after the announcement of the contest. Please refer to the official rules!

  1. If your story gets picked, is the description of the story included in the magazine with the entry? I only ask because the word limit doesn’t let you explain all that you would like and the description clears it up for the readers.

    • Hey Marissa-

      I don’t think that’s been decided and will ultimately be up to Seventeen. The entry will be judged based as a complete story without the description, though.

    • Hey Skander!

      There’s really no way to estimate. You can keep count of how many people are currently entered by checking out the entry page.

    • As long as your entry was created after the announcement of the contest, is tagged properly, and is published (not saved as a draft), it is somewhere in the entries!

  2. Quick question, but can I address specific teen issues in my entry, such as drugs and alcohol? If I’m trying to show teens that drugs aren’t as great as some think they are? Or what about sexism and how women are treated unfairly, which might include some hints at sexual behavior, but not saying it’s good?

    • All content must be your own creative property or public domain. Fan fictions of copyrighted works are not permitted. Please refer to the official rules.

      • I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to find where it says that I can’t use a celebrity in my original work. I mean I’m writing everything myself, just using a real person in it with NO personal info of him what-so-ever. So is that still a no go?

        • Hey Sierra-

          The rules state: “Submission must not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity.” Please use your best judgement as to whether or not your entry complies.

  3. Hi, I’m new here and I entered my story for the contest, but I don’t see it on the entries page. I tagged it SeventeenMag2012 and I published it but I can’t seem to find it on the entries page. Can someone help me?

    • Hey!

      As long as it is tagged, published, and was created after the announcement of the contest, you’re all set. There are so many entries that you may not see yours at first glance, but it is there.

  4. Is it possible to sign up for this contest and another that fits the same requirements?
    Will I be disqualified if I sign up for this contest and another on Figment.com for the same story?

    • Please check the rules for each contest. Entering one story in two contests on Figment is generally not allowed, as each contest requires an original story.

  5. My granddaughter sigeed on with her story and I have been trying to find it among all the entries. I also would like to know how to get a cover picture for her story. Please help me. The deadline is looming.

    • Hey!

      The best way to find it would be to go to your granddaughter’s profile and look through the books she has posted. She can upload a cover picture by heading to “edit” for her story and hitting “cover.” She can upload a file saved to her computer or choose from the stock Figment covers.

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