Vote in the If You Find Me Short-Story Contest

If You Find Me by Emily MurdochCarey doesn’t remember much of life before she began living in the woods with her mother and her younger sister, Jenessa. But, when Carey’s father finds the girls living alone (abandoned by their mother), he takes them to live with him and his family. As Carey tries to adjust to her new life (with all the good and bad), she struggles to find her place.

Inspired by If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, we challenged you to write a story about someone who feels like a fish out of water. The entry period for this contest has closed, but you still have a chance to help choose the ten finalists that will be read and judged by the Figment editors.

Voting will run until Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET, so start hearting, Figgies!

Prizes

One grand-prize winner will receive a signed copy of If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, along with copies of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers, and Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter. The grand-prize winner will also have the opportunity to choose the Figment homepage stories for one day.

Five runners-up will each receive a copy of If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch.

Contest Entries

  • You, me, and death metal t-shirts
    • 2
    • 0

    You,Me,And Death Metal T-Shirts

    When outcast Tyler Lochridge is shipped off to his estranged father's house in a small town after he makes a big, almost fatal mistake…

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  • Art-creativity-girl-inspiring-paintbrushes-favim.com-262130
    • 23
    • 7

    How She Feels

    Leah lives in a world empty of sound. She is pitied by many for her deafness, and is forced to adapt in a way that other kids her age …

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  • Pizap.com13649500017501
    • 1
    • 0

    Freed Yet Trapped

    After a year of being trapped, I am finally freed, put back into the world I used to live in-- but I feel strange. Like a fish out of …

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  • Amanda seyfried (hg)
    • 12
    • 4

    Heterosexual

    Short story (expanding on it, not supposed to be like this, it's just so short for the contest) About a girl in a society where hetero…

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  • Fragg
    • 22
    • 2

    Fragment

    Entry for the If You Find Me contest. She was a stranger in her own life. I now have a companion to this, it's called "Just Out of …

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  • Carved heart
    • 0
    • 0

    In the Tallest Tree

    A story for the fish contest (:

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  • Save me
    • 29
    • 4

    Save Me

    For the If You Find Me contest.~Cover by Behind Sapphire Eyes~ Iya must save her flame. But it is not complete, without her soul mate …

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  • Eye2
    • 18
    • 0

    The Halfling

    (For the fish out of water contest. Please comment if I should continue this story.) In the year 2051 A.D. the alignment of the sta…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 1
    • 0

    Lyla

    A slavegirl discovers that her unease from waking up in an unfamiliar setting leads her to more secrets can she could ever have imagin…

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  • Carved heart
    • 2
    • 0

    On a Whim

    feeling awkward and out of place as the result of a spontaneous decision

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  • New start
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    • 0

    New Start, Same Story

    When Elisabeth Jones moves from England to America she did not expect her terrible childhood to follow her across the sea.

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  • Beautiful-angel-flaming
    • 1
    • 0

    Cadence, my angel (Contest addition)

    Dying is hard enough as it is but sometimes what comes after can cause even more stress. Becoming an angel is not as easy as it looks …

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