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

  • Goldfish-bowls
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    Misfit

    If You Find Me - Short Story Contest: Through the eyes of a lower-class girl marked as a misfit as she makes her way through a day …

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  • Red_abstract
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    A Fish Out of Water

    A fish out of water.

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  • You, me, and death metal t-shirts
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    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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  • Carved heart
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    On a Whim

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

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  • I still remember cover
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    I Still Remember

    This is for the If You Find Me Short-Story contest. Please read and comment, heart if you like it!

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  • Image
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    Finding Me

    My entry for the If You Find Me contest! Enjoy!

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  • Sick cover
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    Sick

    Lela Acks is a twin sister. Sent to the Center by her Doctor, she finds herself surrounded by very different type of people.

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  • Lost cover
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    Lost

    Allison Forrest has grown up in a small country town. How will she cope with being lost in the city as she searches for her friends in…

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  • Oia;hcjngf
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    Oddity

    For the If You Find Me contest.

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  • Images
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    Of Seasons

    For the Out of Water / Fish Contest: A young woman struggles with feeling out of place in her own life.

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  • Zerogravityinmodicarunningjumpcover
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    Zero Gravity

    Mira Lancaster was born and raised in Taurus -- the largest zero-gravity environment on the planet. But when Mira and her family reloc…

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  • Lightning
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    Lightning vs. Thunder

    Perhaps he is truly, deeply madly crazy like the others say.

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