We still love physical letters. Getting something in the mail — that isn’t junk mail — is a treat. Seeing someone take the time to send hand-written note is special, and it can even be romantic. We love letters like we love books. We just wish we got more of them.
Inspired by our love of letters, we’re challenging you to a flash-fiction contest. No, it doesn’t involve sending physical letters, but maybe it will inspire you to send a few real letters to friends or loved ones.
In 400 words or fewer, write a letter to someone. It can be a fan letter, a love letter, hate mail, a customer complaint. The topic of the letter is up to you.
Tag your entry FigLetter. You have until Monday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the contest. Figment editors will be reading all the entries and choose four winners and one grand-prize winner.
Five winners will be chosen to be featured on the Figment homepage. One grand prize winner will get to choose the homepage feature stories for one day.
How to enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or less.
4. Tag your writing FigLetter on the Details tab.
5. Enter your response by the deadline listed in the prompt.
6. Press “Publish Now.”
7. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
Please note: The comment box below is only for questions about how to enter this contest or other logistical issues. For comments, thoughts, suggestions, complaints about the contest system, please visit our Contest Input forum. To find someone to read your story, try the Contest Promotion forum.