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Figment Launches James Patterson Insipired Writing Contest

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.

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