A Chance to Unremember: A Flash-Fiction Contest

Unremembered by Jessica BrodyWhen Freedom Airlines Flight 121 crashes in the Pacific Ocean, no one expects any survivors—but floating among the wreckage is a sixteen-year-old girl, clinging for her life. The girl has no memory of the crash or her life before it. Her name is not on the passenger manifesto; her DNA and finger prints do not show up in any databases. Not to mention, she survived the crash without a scratch.

Who is this mysterious girl? How did she survive the plane crash? Will she ever regain her memory?

For the most part, the idea of losing your memory is pretty scary. But everyone has a few moments they would rather just forget. Jessica Brody, author of Unremembered, has been asking fellow YA writers, “Which memory would you like to unremember?” and sharing their stories on her blog.

Meg Cabot, Leigh Bardugo, and Melissa Walker are just a few of the authors who have shared the memories they would like to unremember. And now we’re challenging you to do the same.


In 250 words or fewer, write about a memory you would like to unremember. Tag your story UnrememberedContest. Entry period closes on Monday, March 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Figment editors will be reading all the entries. We will send our top 10 favorites to Jessica Brody to choose the winner.

One grand-prize winner will receive an eReader loaded with Unremembered by Jessica Brody, a Jessica Brody sampler, and exclusive content from Jessica about the book. The grand-prize winner will also receive a Figment tote and the chance to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day. Jessica Brody will feature the winning story on her blog!

Two runners-up will each receive a copy of Unremembered.

How to Enter

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

*Note about the contest tag: Because of an editorial mistake, we will be accepting both contest tags: UnrememberedContest and UnrememberContest. Sorry for the confusion.

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20 thoughts on “A Chance to Unremember: A Flash-Fiction Contest

  1. Hello,
    It’s not saying that I’m entered in the entries. I got the pop-up, I confirmed that I’m in it, but my entry doesn’t showw 🙁

  2. I tagged my work “unremember contest” in the details tag, but I don’t see it among the entries. In fact I’ve entered several different contests, but I don’t think my work was added.

    • Hey! We had a slight hiccup with the tags, but it has been fixed. As long as you use one of the two tags above, you’re set!

  3. How long do these contests usually last? I am only asking this because the last contest I entered in it took a while before the results were in. And I was wondering when the results were going to show up on this contest.

  4. Hello! I was just checking back on the entries for this contest and didn’t see mine “All Over Again” and I was wondering if that was a mistake, Thank You!

    • Hey! Check that your entry is:
      -tagged correctly
      -published (not saved as a draft)
      -created after the announcement of the contest

      If all three of those things check out, you’re all set!

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