HarperTeen and Figment are bringing you an amazing
opportunity this winter, along with Teen.com!
Write a story in which love is dangerous.
The winner will receive a two-day trip to New York, where he or she will spend a day at the HarperTeen offices. But that’s not all! The grand-prize winner will also have the opportunity to write a column for Teen.com for one year—and his or her story will be published on Teen.com!
You must be between 13 and 21 years of age to be eligible. Open only to residents of the 50 United States. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 3, 2013.
Please note: Once your story is submitted, it is considered your final, official entry. Any story that is changed after it is submitted may be subject to disqualification.
Teen.com column is unpaid.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,500 words or less.
4. Tag your writing with RequiemContest 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 below.
About Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium series, both of which have been optioned for film. She is also the author of two books for younger readers: Liesl and Po, which was recently named a finalist in the 2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, and The Spindlers, which has received many accolades from the publishing world, including 5-star reviews.
Lauren writes every single day; she wrote much of Before I Fall on her phone on the subway, shuttling back and forth between her job as an editor at Razorbill and her MFA program at NYU. In addition to being a writer, Lauren is the co-founder of Paper Lantern Lit, a book development company. She loves to read, run in Prospect Park, buy shoes, and work with fabulous new authors on unstoppable book ideas.
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