Boundless Short-Story Contest

Boundless by Cynthia Hand book coverClara Gardner begins her freshman year at Stanford with big hopes for a fresh start—but her destiny keeps getting in the way.

Clara is part angel. She may want to be an average freshman, but she’s far from it. She can heal with the touch of her hands and she can fly. But she’s also plagued by mysterious visions, which have something to do with Christian Prescott, her friend (maybe more?) and fellow angel blood. As Clara and Christian prepare for a looming battle with the Black Wings, they have to come to terms with their fate—even if it’s not the future they’ve dreamed of.

Prompt:

Inspired by Boundless by Cynthia Hand, the final book in her UNEARTHLY series, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you. In 1,200 words or fewer, write about someone trying to fight what they think is their destiny.

Prizes:

One grand-prize winner will receive all three books in Cynthia Hand’s UNEARTHLY series, UnearthlyHallowedand Boundlessa Figment tote bag, and the chance to choose the stories on the Figment homepage for one day.

One second prize winner will receive a copy of Boundless by Cynthia Hand and a $10 Amazon gift card.

One third prize winner will receive a copy of Boundless.

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 fewer.
4. Tag your writing with BoundlessContest 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 Thursday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Thursday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Author Cynthia Hand will choose the winners from the top 10 most-hearted entries.

Contest Entries

  • Great fire
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    Angels Of Death

    Angels of death hate the humans and brought a war to the living world. Ivan and Monica are two souls that are forever stuck in one…

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  • Photo (4)
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    I Am Not a Killer

    A girl growing up in a family of vampires refuses to be a killer. She wants to find a way for vampires to stay alive, but not killing …

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  • Cover-normal
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    Destroying Destiny

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  • Demon king
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    • 3

    The Demon King

    A future demon king tries to fight her destiny. Král-Czech word for King. Vetis-Demon of corruption. Baron Samedi- Dark God of Dea…

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  • Cancer
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    A Girl Named Cancer

    -Winner of the Boundless writing contest!- She reminds me of an exotic bird, caught and caged and still far to beautiful for this …

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    The Red Book of the Sun

    Anastasia refuses to show compassion to anyone in order to fulfill a prophecy foretold thousands of years ago, to the point of hiding …

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  • Ring for my destiny
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    The Destiny

    A girl is trying to figure out what she has to do, but before she can do anything she has to figure out if she's in love. Can she surv…

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  • Images
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    Death Trap

    Olivia was suicidal. She wanted nothing more in life than to die, but she somehow was terrified of actually harming herself in a extr…

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  • Sketchy cover
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    Sketchy

    For the Boundless contest. Lucy has a penchant for writing stories and (unbeknownst to her mother) a peculiar talent for traveling th…

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    Marked by Fate

    When a child is born, Fate marks them. This mark is there for everyone to see and is most often of an animal. It shows your destiny, a…

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  • Kenilworth_castle_window_in_leicester's_gatehouse
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    A chance at a new life

    Isabell is given a chance to live a life a demon has never lived before, but in order for her to live this life she must fight in a wa…

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  • Cover-normal
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    Destine to Love

    A girl comes from an abusive home, and her fate reveals an inability to love and be kind. But when she meets a boy, he is able to chan…

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