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

  • Double-chocolate-brownies-2
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    Fudge & My Secret Identity

    Sometimes, we need to acknowledge that other part of ourselves. And say fudge.

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  • 13
    • 0
    • 0

    Pretending

    Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

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  • Lines
    • 1
    • 0

    Lines

    For the AKA Contest. "Some us can hear the words. Some of us can write them. It matters what we do with them. That is how we find the…

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  • Adf4a3ec426fde8086da7747168e7b15
    • 3
    • 1

    Run

    Lily is an expert at being two-faced. She works for her dad saving children from abusing situations. This is only one of her many stor…

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  • Mask 6 w title and border  book cover
    • 18
    • 5

    The Masquerade

    A story about a masquerade ball held in the Garcia mansion, what happens when an unknown guest arrives?

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  • __shiftcover2
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    • 13

    Shift

    Charline Morgan worked as a CIA agent in New York City. That is, until she screwed up and killed an innocent man. Now, she's for…

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  • Uioytfdjuyi
    • 2
    • 0

    The Cost of Affection

    This is a romantic, but tragic story of another species that isn't allowed to have feelings for the supposedly "lesser" beings. AKACon…

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  • Black-suv
    • 10
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    Hidden Away

    For the AKA Constest. Angela Everett, now known as Taylor Levcoff, witnessed a murdered by a powerful drug dealer, know as the Bloody …

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  • Crown
    • 0
    • 0

    An Arcane Queen

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    • 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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    • 2
    • 0

    The Shadow

    My contest entry for Also Known As Short Story. Avril is just a normal ten year old who is a murderer known as 'The Shadow'. More t…

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  • Carved heart
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    Honor

    How can a man with such wealth live with such filth?

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