The 215 Contest Winners

215 Festival Figment Apiary Magazine Quirk BooksLast month, the 215 Festival filled the streets of Philadelphia with literature. In celebration, we partnered with the festival and Philadelphia’s own Apiary Magazine for a Philly-inspired writing contest! We challenged you to write a story set in the Philadelphia area. And write you did! The festival chose ten finalists that were sent to Apiary magazine and Madeleine Richardson Graham (Figment’s very own Vee Weasley) for judging! We’re now pleased to announce the winners of the contest.

Check out the winning stories, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!

Grand Prize: Forgotten by Christine Hunter

Congrats, Christine! Your story will be published in Apiary‘s print edition. You’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 three found photos from Ransom Riggs’ personal collection! You will also receive an Apiary tote bag and t-shirt.


Perspective by Raquel Wetzell

Solitary by Whitney Zahar

Way to go! You will each will have your 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.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

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