Revolution 19: Weekend Flash-Fiction Contest

Revolution 19 coverIt’s been 20 years since the robot revolution when the soldier-robots turned their guns on the people they were supposed to protect. Much of the human population was destroyed; the few survivors are forced to live in secret villages. Siblings Nick, Cass, and Kevin live fairly happily in one of these communities with their parents—until the day the village is detected and destroyed.

Gregg Rosenblum’s debut novel, Revolution 19, tells the story of Nick, Cass, and Kevin as they attempt to infiltrate the robot city and rescue their parents.


Inspired by Nick, Cass, and Kevin, we’ve got a weekend flash-fiction contest for you! In 250 words or fewer, write a story about someone who acts heroically to try to save his/her family.

You have until Monday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter your story.


Figment editors will be reading all the entries. Three winners will each receive a
copy of Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum.

How to Enter:

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 250 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with 19FlashContest 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.

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18 thoughts on “Revolution 19: Weekend Flash-Fiction Contest

  1. Hello! I entered this contest and followed all the steps yesterday, but my entry still hasn’t shown up on this page. Am I still entered in the contest if it doesn’t show up?

  2. The prompt says “In 250 words or fewer, write a story about someone who acts heroically to try to save his/her family.” If the hero/heroine has to TRY to save his/her family, does that mean they have to succeed?

  3. I entered my contest entry and tagged it with it and made sure that the tag was right but I never got the signal that it was in, and it’s not showing up in the entries. Is the tag right?

    • We are unable to provide an estimated time for winner announcements, as they depend on a variety of factors both within and outside of our control.

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