Seventeen, Figment, and Scholastic are teaming up to bring you this year's fiction contest! One lucky winner will get a $5,000 cash prize, the opportunity to have her story published on Seventeen.com, and a phone call with Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – Shiver, Linger, and Forever.
To enter, all you need to do is write an amazing, completely original story about absolutely anything, of no more than 500 words. Sounds doable, right?
All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2011 (at 11:59:59, ET), so don't procrastinate, and get your story in now! Then vote for your favorite stories by "hearting" them — you can heart as many stories as you like, and it's your hearts that determine 50 of the 60 finalists. The top 50 hearted entries, plus 10 wildcards chosen by Seventeen, will be judged by the Editors from Seventeen magazine and Maggie Stiefvater. They'll consider all 60 finalists, and announce one grand prize winner on or around April 1, 2012. Remember, your story can be on any topic you like, so be creative!
Sorry guys, this one is for girls only - contestants must be between the ages of 13 to 21. Good luck ladies!