Red Moon Short-Story Contest

Red Moon by Benjamin PercyEvery teenage girl thinks she’s different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.

Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero.

Claire’s a lycan. Patrick barely escaped the lycans with his life. And yet when fate brings them together, it creates a bond that neither of them can shake.

Inspired by Red Moon by Benjamin Percy, we’ve got a new short-story contest for you!

Prompt

In 1,200 words or fewer, write a story about two people who are in love despite their differences.

Prizes

One grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of Red Moon, set of Red Moon buttons, and a $50 VISA gift certificate.

One second prize winner will receive a signed copy of Red Moon and a set of Red Moon buttons.

One third prize winner will receive a signed copy of Red Moon.

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 RedMoon 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 Tuesday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story. Voting will run until Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Benjamin Percy will choose the winners from the top 10 most-hearted stories.

Contest Entries

  • Flying-bird
    • 21
    • 1

    Tame the Bird or Let it Fly

    [At least read it please...and if you dont like it you dont have to heart it?] (Note: the first sentence is exactly how i designed it …

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  • Images
    • 3
    • 0

    Worlds Apart

    Two people sent away from everything they've known complete oppposites Allie and Jade are thrown together.

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  • Touching handscopy3.jpg
    • 1
    • 2

    Follow Your Destiny

    Jasmine and Daniel are both destined. They are also in love, whether they want to admit it or not. But their destines force them to tu…

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  • Carved heart
    • 56
    • 13

    Red's Heart

    The daughter of Little Red Riding Hood...in love with a werewolf? For the Red Moon contest.

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  • Heart
    • 18
    • 4

    Always and Forever

    “How do you love me? You don’t even know if I’m pretty…” I trail off, looking straight at his chest.I feel his fingers snake through m…

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  • Mr_roboto
    • 1
    • 0

    Not right

    Girl who noone acknowledges meets a popular boy who flips her world upside down.

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  • Cold tea
    • 1
    • 0

    Cold Tea

    "Why didn't you meet me?" AWARDS: ~First Place Winner in Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College First Annual Writing Conte…

    View Entry »
  • Sam_8425
    • 11
    • 0

    What Sets Us Apart

    She loves them both.

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  • Theworldofredskies
    • 134
    • 22

    The World of Red Skies

    © 2013 [For the Red Moon Contest]

    View Entry »
  • Images (45)
    • 1
    • 0

    Opposites Attract

    This is a fan fiction from SOUL SCREAMERS (It doesn't matter if you haven't read it) Write about two people who are in love despite t…

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  • Carved heart
    • 2
    • 0

    Scarlet Woman

    A love story, but forbidden and set in a small Puritan town, Scarlet Letter style (which Hawthorne wrote first and I have no rights to…

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  • The_heart
    • 10
    • 1

    Time will come

    Anne is 16 years old. Her and her best-friend can't stand being apart from each other. But now this new guy came to school and Anne is…

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20 thoughts on “Red Moon Short-Story Contest

  1. Is it like a thing that a person could enter two contests with the same story or is that bad?
    I feel like this is a question that has been asked before, sorry. Thank you.

  2. Can I write a continuation of another story. Same characters, but a different situation? My characters would fit this prompt.

  3. I wanted to do a story on the romance between the son of a Nazi soldier and a girl from one of the concentration camps, the only thing is that I wanted to know if it was against the rules. I talk in it how horrible the concentration camps were… but I suppose it is talking against the Nazi’s in a way. Is that acceptable?

  4. I entered a story and it has not shown up among the entries yet, it has been about 24 hours sense I entered it. Did I do something wrong or does it just take a while?

    • Hey Amandas!

      As long as your entry is:
      -Tagged properly
      -Published (not saved as a draft)
      -Created between the announcement and close of the contest
      You’re set! Pop-up or not.

    • As long as your entry is:
      -Tagged properly
      -Published (not saved as a draft)
      -Created between the announcement and close of the contest
      You’re set! Pop-up or not.

  5. Hello!

    What happens if you publish a story in a Contest, but you decide you don’t like it and you delete the story but publish ANOTHER story in the SAME Contest. Does it still count? Will the story be deleted? And are you able to make another story in a Contest if you deleted the other one?

    • There is only one entry per person. Even if the original entry is deleted or removed from the competition, a second entry may be subject to disqualification.

  6. probably a dumb question, but do they have to be people, or can they be animals or inanimate objects or something?

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