Night School Short-Story Contest

Night School by C.J. DaughertyAllie Sheridan is in trouble — again. She’s been arrested — again — and this time her parents have had enough. They send her off to Cimmeria Academy, a fancy boarding school far from her friends in London. Initially, Allie thinks that Cimmeria is just another boring prep school for boring rich kids. But she’s intrigued by the Academy’s Night School, an elite and secretive program that is both highly demanding and rewarding. Oh, and it might also be highly dangerous. The school rules clearly state that no one is to ask questions about Night School, but Allie can’t help but start her own investigation after strange things start happening around campus.

Inspired by Night School by C.J. Daugherty, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you!

Prompt

In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story set at a boarding school.

Prizes

One grand prize winner will receive a copy of Night School by C.J. Daugherty and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Two runners up will each receive a copy of Night School.

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 NightSchool 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, June 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter a story. Voting will run until Monday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET. C.J. Daugherty will choose the winner from the top ten most-hearted entries.

Contest Entries

  • Creek jumping
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    • 2

    Creek-Jumping

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  • Closing in
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    • 4

    Closing In

    READ THIS AFTER YOU READ THE STORY!!! I have a word-limit on this story. I had leave some explaining out and it might have got a li…

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  • Covers-32_zps1c4ecc39
    • 6
    • 2

    How to Breathe Fire

    Clare goes to a boarding school that has a secret known only by the students. For the Night School contest! Cover credit goes to DJV

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  • Pixie
    • 4
    • 0

    Night Light

    (Entry for NightSchool contest) All she ever wanted to be was normal but of course that wasn't possible in Emery's world.

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  • Boarding_school
    • 12
    • 1

    St. Polly-Catherine's

    Prompt: In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story set at a boarding school. My ultimate goal is AMHAP (as many hearts as possible) bef…

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  • Floating
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    • 26

    Floating

    *GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE NIGHT SCHOOL CONTEST* Daphne wakes up by the river at her boarding school.

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  • Doily
    • 1
    • 0

    Pings

    Melina Kendrick wants to keep her head down in her new school, Peppington Prep. But when she's invited into the school's secret club a…

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  • Silence
    • 43
    • 3

    Silence

    It had all happened too fast, and before she knew it, she was too late.

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  • Tumblr_lwojeufibh1r0a6rao1_500_large
    • 3
    • 0

    Fast Times at Carlton Prep

    I had a dream, let's make it come true.

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  • Paper flowers cover - s.j. bouquet
    • 159
    • 27

    Paper Flowers

    [FINALIST IN THE NIGHT SCHOOL CONTEST] <br><br>"Moira always folded the most gorgeous paper flowers for Melanie." <br><br><em>Wonderfu…

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  • That school cover
    • 0
    • 0

    That School

    This is about a school that holds a few secrets of its own. I wrote this in 1166 words. Prompt:In 1,200 words or fewer, write a…

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  • Thank you
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    • 1

    Thank You

    I just want to thank you for being here and being my friends - Entry for the Night School contest

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11 thoughts on “Night School Short-Story Contest

  1. Is a story set just the setting of a story? For the contest, would we just write about where our boarding school is and what’s it like?

      • Let’s say we wrote 2 versions of a story according to the prompt; since we can only submit one, can we withdraw one of them (like delete it) and enter the other if we change our mind? Or perhaps just edit the one we submitted?

        • There is only one entry per person. Only enter a story after you are sure that you want to submit it. Trying to submit multiple entries (even one at a time) may result in your disqualification.

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