The online writing community Figment has partnered with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to host The Kiss writing contest.
Participants have the opportunity to win $500 in prize money and a 16GB iPad mini that contains eBooks by James Patterson. The winning story will be posted onto Patterson’s young-adult website; the victorious writer will also receive a personal message from Patterson on Facebook.
To enter, writers must write a short short story (500 words or less) “about a relationship that no one approves of” and submit it before the February 26th deadline.
This theme celebrates the latest installment from Patterson’s Witch & Wizard series, The Kiss. The book will be released on February 4th.
Here’s more about the contest: “Any time between now and March 11, 2013, at 11:59:59 ET, vote for your favorite stories by ‘hearting’ them. You can heart as many stories as you like. The 200 most-hearted entries will be judged by James Patterson’s publisher, Little, Brown. One grand-prize winner will be announced in or around July 2013.” Click here to read the full list of rules.