Also Known As: A Short-Story Contest

Also Known As by Robin BenwayMaggie Silver is the daughter of two international spies—and she’s been cracking safes open since she was just a tot. The Silver family works for the Collective, a mysterious organization dedicated to taking down the world’s bad guys: tobacco execs, evil dictators, etc.

With all the spying and safe-cracking, Maggie has never had to attend a traditional high school. That is, until her first solo assignment sends the Silver family to New York City, where Maggie will have to solve the case—and attend English class—all without blowing her secret identity.

Prompt

Inspired by Maggie’s international-spy adventures in Also Known As by Robin Benway, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you! In 1,200 words of fewer, write a story about someone with a secret identity.

Prizes

One grand-prize will receive Also Known As by Robin Benway,  Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter, and Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt. The grand-prize winner will also get the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

Two runners-up will receive Also Known As by Robin Benway.

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 AKAContest 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 Monday, March 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Monday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Author Robin Benway will choose the winners from the top 10 most-hearted entries.

Contest Entries

  • Cover-normal
    • 1
    • 0

    The Love Experiment

    He is secretly a popstar; he says his name is Nathaniel. He was told to find love as this other being and not give away his true ident…

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  • Red_abstract
    • 0
    • 0

    Close to Caught

    This is a story about a man who moved out of his home state to get away from his past, but the nosy secretary at his accounting firm s…

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  • Banon
    • 0
    • 0

    Undercover for tuna.

    A cat learning to improve his writing skills and so tells of his plan to take all tuna for cats everywhere.

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  • Tumblr_l6wb3yc7fl1qcw89y
    • 6
    • 1

    That's So Iris

    Iris is sick of being looked on as 'normal'. She lives two lives... a boring one during the day and a life of fame at night. Will she …

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  • Alyssa_zpsbebf428c
    • 8
    • 0

    Alyssa

    My entry for the also known as contest :)

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  • Drawing456
    • 4
    • 0

    Numb

    ***AKAcontest*** my goal is 100 hearts:) "I don't become angry when I've been betrayed. I don't feel remorse as I watch the people …

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  • White house
    • 8
    • 2

    Mr. President

    What does the President of the United States and God have in common? Absolutely nothing, unless of course, the human thinks he's God. …

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  • Hide and seek
    • 4
    • 2

    Hide and Seek

    Sara works for an undercover agency called the Black Shield. Her mission is to infiltrate a high school as a student to disarm and arr…

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  • Keeping up a facade cover
    • 139
    • 26

    Keeping up a Facade

    Finalist in AKA Contest - 1200 word limit. "Blood, I thought. I needed blood. I took out a knife, sliced my hand, and watched the …

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  • Imaginary1_zps480444be
    • 138
    • 18

    Imaginary (Contest Entry)

    AKA Contest. WORD LIMIT 1,200. HEART IF EARNED PLEASE. "I am Agent Bronze and my specialty is killing Shadows- the things that creat…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
    • 0

    Kamen

    Sometimes, we all wear masks.

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  • Puzzlewood ppt
    • 3
    • 0

    Sylvie's Return

    *For the AKA contest.* After months of fighting with the best anti-terrorist group in the galaxy, the Fab 4, Sylvie now returns to h…

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