Figment InLove Contest

What would be more romantic than reading a book where the main character slowly falls in love with the reader? We are challenging you to dip into your imaginations and write a story just like that and include the tag, #FigmentInLove. Up for the challenge?


In 400 words or fewer, write a story where the main character falls in love with the reader and tag your story with FigmentInLove. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 14 to enter your story.


Ten winners will be chosen at random to win an advanced reader’s copy of a new romance novel, have their stories featured in our weekly Newsletter, the Figment homepage and across our social media channels! Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for the latest updates and good luck!

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or less.
4. Tag your writing FigmentInLove 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.

18 thoughts on “Figment InLove Contest

  1. I have one question. When it says that the winners will be “chosen at random”, does that mean that our stories won’t be read and judged based on how good they are?

  2. “Ten winners will be chosen at random.” Random?– what’s with that? So, in reality, I could submit an entry of 400 random words – tag it correctly (FigmentInLove), and it, like a lottery chance, could be selected as a “Winner” – how is that any earned accomplishment?? Its’just as bad as “heart-based” wins.
    I hope this isn’t how you’re going to choose winners for contest from here on out.
    Being chosen at random has no value. Being chosen at random is no “win” at all, but pure “luck” only.

  3. Sooo, I published my story and I don’t think I got a pop-up. If I did, I totally missed it. I tagged it figmentinlove in the tags, and I also did #figmentinlove in the description. Did I do something wrong?

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