March Match-up 2016 – ROUND 2

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It’s time for March Match-up round 2!

We would like to encourage you ALL to take place in round 2, even if you were not one of our 16 finalists. We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

For those of who who aren’t familiar – our March Match-up contest is a month-long promotion similar to March Madness. EVERYONE is eligible to enter round 1. However, only 16 people will be picked to move on to round 2. When round 2 starts, a new writing prompt will be released and ONLY those 8 winners will be eligible to compete in round 3, and so on.

If you aren’t a winner and want to participate for fun – PLEASE DO! We’d love to check out what you guys come up with! Here we go…. HAPPY WRITING!

Prompt

In 1,000 words or fewer, create a short story including the dialogue: “We weren’t the only ones affected.” You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, March 14th to enter your story. You CAN submit multiple stories but you can ONLY win once. We’ll simply pick the best of your best. 😉

Prizes

Eight (8) winners will be chosen to not only win a cool Figment-branded item to be sent to you but will also win a chance to compete in ROUND 3 of this year’s March Match-up. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr for the latest updates and good luck!

How to enter

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 1,000 words or less.
4. Tag your writing marchround2 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.
8. If you have been selected as a winner you will receive a congratulations e-mail from community@figment.com to your Figment e-mail address. You will then be eligible to compete in the next round of March Match-up. Once all five (5) rounds have been completed you will be contacted again for your physical address. If you do not respond within two (2) weeks, you are no longer eligible to receive the physical prize. However, we will still be happy to promote how awesome you are!

Contest Entries

  • Cove
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    Cove

    #marchround2

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  • 2_zpsl94iy1qf
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    • 3

    Just a Little Spacey

    Winner of March Matchup, Round 2!<br><br>Cover by Christy Sarin.<br><br><i>Fourteen-year-old Sean Gronnel has recently been moved to a…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
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    Unseeing

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  • What they wanted us to think cover
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    • 3

    What they wanted us to think.

    Aiden can't remember how he got Here. But all he knows is that he can't stay there much longer if he wants to keep from being changed.…

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  • Manhattan skyline at twilight, new york
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    Downtown Dragon

    {Winner: March Match-up Round2} When Ben accidentally releases a dragon out of a book into downtown Manhattan, the secrecy of Flyte A…

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  • The mark
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    • 1

    The Mark

    Two government agents are sent out to destroy an alien-like creature that's been plaguing their planet. However, after delivering the …

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  • 2_zpspqlla9bg
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    • 1

    Lost Girls

    Cover by Christy Sarin.<br><br><i>When a young queen cannot overcome her emotional struggles, she must turn to her loved ones. For tho…

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  • Bokeh
    • 1
    • 0

    Clemency

    Could you relate to a man who tried to kill you?

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  • 3at5rew
    • 2
    • 1

    Of Prophecies and Such

    March Match-up Round 2 entry 2. Prompt:In 1,000 words or fewer, create a short story including the dialogue: “We weren’t the only ones…

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  • Carved heart
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    • 0

    Dead Silence

    March Match-up 2016 Contest entry.

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  • 2mg84zc
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    • 2

    Hope

    March Match-up Round 2 entry 1. Prompt:In 1,000 words or fewer, create a short story including the dialogue: “We weren’t the only ones…

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  • Falling-star-web
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    Crea Joy

    Crea Joy is a star that was captured by the prison known as The Shadow Pit. This was over a hundred years ago and she has only managed…

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17 thoughts on “March Match-up 2016 – ROUND 2

  1. Could you announce the winners of the first round? Even if I am not one of them, I’d like to see them. 😉

  2. Are winners of the round only eligible to participate in round 2? But round one winners havent been announced.

    • Hi Mohammad! Everyone can participate – we’d love to read what you all come up with! Only those who won round 1 are eligible to win round 2 and move to round 3. The winners were announced yesterday – you can find those in our daily fig or contest section. Thanks!

  3. Can the quote be part of a larger sentence? For example: “We weren’t the only ones affected by the disease.”

  4. I’m really concerned that no one’s entries have showed up! The deadline is tonight and I entered my story, but it’s a no show! :/

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