Game of Lives Writing Contest!

 

gameoflives-contest

Prompt

In 2,000 words or fewer, create a short story about someone who became trapped inside of a virtual reality game. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 7th to enter your story.

Prizes

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! 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 2,000 words or less.
4. Tag your writing #GameofLives 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.

Contest Entries

  • Fallen will
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    • 17

    The Fallen Will Rise Again

    *One of the winners for the Game of Lives contest!* :D Short story for the video game short story contest. Hope you enjoy and t…

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  • Rsz_new
    • 0
    • 0

    Last Life

    A Group of best friends encounter strange events when they get sucked into a video game.

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  • Woman-head-silhouette_1025-216
    • 2
    • 2

    The Afterlife

    A new chance for those walking the line between life and death.

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  • Heraldry
    • 3
    • 0

    First Person Shooters Suck

    For the Game of Lives Writing Contest R0x has been playing Soldier's Might for a month. Straight. He tried to log out of the VR gam…

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  • Images (1)
    • 17
    • 4

    CyberSpace

    In this game, not even death can save you from playing

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  • Ace
    • 1
    • 0

    Ace

    Step into any crime scene and solve the case yourself...or die trying. *last minute entry for the Game of Lives contest*

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  • The intelligence 1
    • 0
    • 0

    The Intelligence

    Amazing cover by Christy Sarin

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  • Image1
    • 5
    • 0

    Virtual Midnight

    {WINNER OF GAME OF LIVES CONTEST} What do you do when you're afraid? Prompt: create a short story about someone who became trapped …

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  • Screen shot 2016-02-27 at 13.27.35
    • 18
    • 6

    Thunderlunar

    *A WINNER of the Game of Lives Contest* Lily and the unicorn, Thunderlunar, fight off zombies from another computer game to win back t…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 1
    • 0

    The World of Hana Kimi

    I do not own these character in any way. The author's name is in the book.

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  • Welcome 3
    • 1
    • 2

    Welcome

    This was part of the free-write assignment and also for the Game of Lives writing contest here on Figment! I know that the ending may …

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  • Lasertag
    • 3
    • 0

    Labyrinth

    It's just game, just an out-of-control game of laser tag, and Athena's determined to level up.

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28 thoughts on “Game of Lives Writing Contest!

  1. Does it have to start like a normal begining, or can it start like half way through and kinda just happen while the character gives you clues to why, where, and when? And end as a cliff hanger?

  2. I accidentally double deleted all my figment.com emails and didn’t read them and realized you said that you would send it to the email. How can I know if I placed without the email. I really feel stupid right now. I entered the story “What’s going on?”. I was deleting stuff out of my email because I had so much stuff in it and deleted everything in my spam and for some reason most of my figment.com emails go there so I double deleted it and I deleted the others in my inbox forgetting that the competition would email me if I won or not.

  3. Have the winners been notified yet? You didn’t mention an approximate time that the emails would have been sent out, and now I’m worried that if i were to have won, i would have sadly missed the email opportunity of 2 weeks

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