Being a teenager can be pretty rough — and you can rest assured that it’s hard for just about everyone. Do you want proof? Just look at the hundreds and hundred of coming-of-age novels, TV shows, and movies. They are popular because they are relatable. Truth.
Coming-of-age stories focus on the transistion of a protagonist from a child into an adult. Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Catcher in the Rye are all great examples. Need more? Check out our list of books that will help you survive high school.
And then start writing:
In 1,200 words or fewer, write a coming-of-age story. Tag your story ComingofAge.
One grand prize winner will receive a Figment tote with three surprise books. Two runners up will each receive a Figment tote.
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 ComingofAge 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.
The entry period is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, September 9. Voting will run until 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 16. Figment editors will chose the winners from the top 10 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.