Halloween Contest!




In 666 words or fewer, write a short story from the perspective of a ghost that doesn’t know they are dead until the end. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 31 to enter your story.


Five (5) winners will be chosen to not only have their stories featured on the Figment website and social media sites but will also win a $25 gift card and be eligible to be Featured Figs and will have their work featured on the Figment website for one week each! Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr for the latest updates and good luck!

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 666 words or less.
4. Tag your writing #Halloween15 on the Details tab.
5. Enter your response by the deadline listed in the prompt.
6. Press “Publish Now.”
7. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
8. If you have been selected as a winner you will receive a congratulations e-mail from community@figment.com to your Figment e-mail address. You will then have two weeks (14 days) to reply with your physical address to receive any prizes through the mail.

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41 thoughts on “Halloween Contest!

  1. Just to clarify, is it 666 words or 500 words? Because the word limit in the prompt and the word limit in the “How to Enter” guidelines say two different things.

  2. The “full rules” link isn’t working for me. Is there something wrong with it?
    Also, can I submit more than one entry?

    • Thanks Rachel – we’ll check that. Also, you’re welcome to submit as many as you’d like = however, you can only win once. Good luck!

    • Yes! The plot is very similar! (spoiler alert to those who haven’t watched it! lol) but you’re welcome to interpret the prompt however you’d like. Good luck!

  3. So, can we have the ghost know that they are dead the entire time but the audience not know that the narrator is dead, or does the ghost have to not realize it is a ghost?

  4. Hello. I have a minor complaint. I submitted my story three days ago on October 30th. I never got a pop-up confirmation and I’m just realizing that my entry isn’t listed at all. I was wondering if there’s anything you could do even though that today is the deadline but also taking into consideration that I had already submitted it. Please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you.

  5. Actually two days ago was the dead-line (referring to my previous comment) but still my request and complaint remains the same. Thank you.

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