The Maze Runner: A Writing Competition

by , Wednesday October 15, 2014
The Maze Runner: A Writing Competition

We're on the hunt for your most a-MAZE-ing James Dashner inspired stories...


About the book

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade - a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’re closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy is delivered to the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl appears - the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.


Find out more about 'The Maze Runner' here.

Buy the book here.

Read the first chapter for free on Movellas here. 


Watch the trailer for the film below.




About the author

James Dashner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, which (so far!) consists of 'The Maze Runner', prequel 'The Kill Order', and sequels 'The Scorch Trials' and 'The Death Cure'.


The film adaptation of 'The Maze Runner', the first book of the series, is topping box offices everywhere at the moment, and another sequel is already in the works.


Follow James on Twitter.


About the competition

For the chance to get your hands on some fab prizes, choose one of the following:


1. A story about a great escape. Maybe your protagonist has been unlawfully imprisoned, or is living under an oppressive regime.

2. A story about forgetting who you are. What if, like Thomas, you woke up in mysterious circumstances with no recollection of your previous life?

3. A story inspired by the Maze Runner extract.

4. Share your favourite Maze Runner inspired fanfic from Movellas using the hashtag #MazeRunnerFanfic



The prize
  • Three winning stories will get a copy of the book.
  • One person who shared their favourite story using the hashtag will win a copy of the book. 

The details

  • Open to everyone
  • No word limit
  • Competition closes at 23:00 GMT 12 November 2014


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