Enter the From What I Remember Contest!

Kylie and Max have never been close, but one day they wake up in Mexico together. And they might have gotten married? Maybe? No one can remember exactly what happened the night before. Will (Kylie’s best friend) and Lily (Max’s girlfriend) are on their way, but what exactly are they walking in on? Little do any of them know that this is only the start of the adventures the four of them are about to have.

Inspired by Valerie Thomas and Stacy Kramer’s new novel From What I Remember, we have a contest for you!

Your challenge: write a story in 1,500 words or fewer in which something is forgotten. What happens to that thing (or person!) is up to you. Is it remembered? Is it lost forever? Your call!

How to enter:

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,500 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with FromWhatIRemember on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on May 29 to post and tag your story. Voting will run until 5:00 p.m. ET on June 6, at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be sent to Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas, authors of From What I Remember, for judging.

The first place winner will receive copies of From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas, Secret Letters by Leah Scheier (early access–this one isn’t officially released until the end of June!), A World Away by Nancy Grossman (which doesn’t hit bookstore shelves until July!), Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees (also not out until July), Ditched by Robin Mellom, and Double by Jenny Valentine.

The second place winner will receive copies of From What I RememberLucky FoolsDitched, and Double.

The third place winner will receive copies of From What I RememberDitched, and Double.

Contest Entries

  • Hospital bed
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    please help me reach my goal of 300 hearts for the "what i remember" contest. This story is about a guy named Michael Klide who mistak…

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  • R2cp
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    • 9

    What He Told Me

    A Top Ten Contest Finalist! For the From What I Remember contest!! Please heart!! The fantastic cover was made by Cake, who has much …

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  • Unnamed 11
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  • Imagesca04y0pe
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    Piece by Piece

    My entry for the From What I Remember Contest!!! Hearts/feedback is appreciated. Selene lives in a world inhabited by the infectious…

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  • Abandoned.cover.3
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    • 0


    This was possibly one of the scariest days of my life. I typed this memoir up for the FromWhatIRememberContest. If you're the woman h…

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  • The forgotten cvr
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    The Forgotten

    PLEASE HEART! A story of the toys we have forgotten. An entry for the From What I Remember Contest.

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  • A_ken_watanabe_sunset_in_memories_of_tomorrow___yoshikazu_kato-roar
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    Life is made up of moments. Some are more pleasant than others and some more memorable. One moment can change a life, affecting everyb…

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  • Forgetme2
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    Forget Me

    What if you know what you forgot, but you can't remember it? This is the story of a young man who wakes from a traumatic head injury,…

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  • Mm
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    • 0

    Prom Night

    A girl tells her senior class about what happened prom night.

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  • Memory lane 2
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    Memory Lane

    Nina and Jake, Jake and Nina. That's how people saw Nina Delray and Jake Hanson, the happiest teenage couple in their entire High Scho…

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  • Dark-road-1
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    • 2

    Forgotten Humanity

    Inspired by ‘The Road’ written by Cormac McCarthy. For the FromWhatIRemember contest **Please note that any grammatical /punctuation…

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  • Img272
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    An Electric Waltz

    *PLEASE HEART!!! FOR "From What I Remember" CONTEST!

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11 thoughts on “Enter the From What I Remember Contest!

  1. I have a story that I think would be a great for this. I would just have to change a few things.

    Am I allowed to keep the original, but create a new writing of the edited version just for the contest? Thanks.

    • Hey Anna-

      That’s fine, but the edited writing must be posted after the announcement of the contest, or it won’t be a valid entry.

  2. Question I have the perfect story I’ll edit it a little bit for word count but does it have to be my main character who forgets?

  3. I entered a story in this contest, and when I click on the tag I can find all of the entries including mine, but I never received the pop up thingy confirming my entry.

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