The 215 Festival Contest Finalists

215 Festival Figment Apiary Magazine Quirk BooksEarlier this month, the 215 Festival swept through the streets of Philadelphia, leaving nothing but writerly wisdom behind. In celebration, we partnered with the festival and Philadelphia’s own Apiary Magazine on a Philly-inspired writing contest! We challenged you to write a story set in the Philadelphia area.

And write you did! The 215 Festival read all of the entries, and we’re now pleased to announce the finalists who will be sent to Apiary magazine and Madeleine Richardson Graham (Figment’s very own Vee Weasley) for judging! Check out the finalists, and be sure to wish your fellow Figs luck!

Solitary by Whitney Zahar

LOVE Park by C. Isabel Bandeira

Perspective by Raquel Wetzell

Blank Canvas by Tori Testa

Bookhaven by Maile Burnett

Masterpiece by Heather Gahler

Somewhere South by Adam Itkoff

Flying over Philadelphia by Charcoal wings

The After by Hayley Finetti

Cheesesteak by Marjorie Storms

Forgotten by Christine Hunter

To the Trolley by Abby Shugrue

Patchwork City by Erin Fishman

City with a Heart by T. L. Kay

These Lonely Nights by FreshPress


The grand-prize winner will have their story published in Apiary‘s print edition. They’ll also receive a signed copy of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children—published by PA-based Quirk Books—as well as a signed Peregrine poster and (get this) three found photos from Ransom Riggs’ personal collection! The grand-prize winner will also receive an Apiary tote bag and t-shirt.

Two runners-up will have their stories published on Apiary magazine’s website and receive an Apiary tote bag and t-shirt, as well as a signed copy of Miss Peregrine.


One thought on “The 215 Festival Contest Finalists

  1. I’m very excited to see I’m a finalist, though I seem to be a bit late. When will we know the winners?

    Also, could someone tell me if I can change the email my account is registered to?

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