Welcome to Figment’s MARCH MATCHUP!
There will be 5 different rounds of short story tournaments to challenge each of you to be creative, quick and diverse with unique writing prompts. Only a select few will make it to the FIGMENT FINALS so start writing now and GOOD LUCK!
ONLY the 16 winners from this round will be eligible to win round 2 so GOOD LUCK everyone!
ROUND 1 Prompt
In 250 words or fewer, pick a quote from a published author or book and write about it. You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 8th to enter your story.
There will be 16 winners from this round whom will be eligible for prizes so best of luck to you all!
1. Do we have to write about the quote or incorporate it in our story?
– Either one! We’re excited to see what you come up with.
2. Can I participate if I don’t live in the USA?
– Unfortunately we can only ship prizes to winners in the USA at this time.
3. If we don’t win round 1 can we win round 2?
– This contest works similar to March Madness – only the first 16 winners will be eligible to win round 2. Only those 8 winners will be eligible to win round 3 and so on.
4. Can we write a poem?
– Of course! We love poems!
How to enter
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 250 words or less.
4. Tag your writing #marchmatchup1 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.