“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.” – Lev Grossman
We know you’re not sealed in a bunker, but you are DEFINITELY pop-culture junkies. You solve mysteries with Sherlock and John, you battle villains with The Avengers, and you travel through space and time with the Doctor. So why not get rewarded for it?
To celebrate the wonderful world of fanfic, we’re hosting a fan-fiction contest!
In 750 words or fewer, write a fan fiction story. Tag your writing FanFicContest. That’s it!
SuperWhoLock crossover? Sounds great. Legend of Korra AU? PERFECT! The diary entries of Sheldon Cooper? Go for it.
One grand prize winner will receive three surprise books and a Figment tote.
One second place winner will receive two surprise books and a Figment tote.
One third place winner will receive one surprise book and a Figment tote.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 750 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with FanFicContest 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 Wednesday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter a story. Voting will run until Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Figment editors will choose the winner from the top ten most-hearted entries.
Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues. For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.