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The SMITHTeens and Figment Valentine’s Day Contest

Monday, January 28th, 2013

By meredith

Whether you’re heartbroken or head over heels, Valentine’s Day tends to stir up a lot of strong feelings. Especially when you’re in high school. We get it and we’re here to help. Whatever strong sentiment the Hallmark holiday brings up about relationships past, present and fictional, SMITHTeens want to hear about it! In fact, we’re joining forces with our friends at teen fiction hub to give teens the chance to say it in six, share the backstory and potentially win a spot in SMITH and Figment’s amazing LIVE Valentine’s Day show in New York alongside stars of the NYC storytelling scene!

How do they enter?  Easy! Teens can submit their stories in two ways:

- Go to SMITHTeens and write a six-word love letter or a six-word breakup letter in the comment thread of this post.

- Go to and write a story of 500 words or less about a relationship starting or a relationship ending.

**Important Note:** Make sure your story title on Figment is the same as your six-word love letter or six-word breakup letter on SMITHTeens. Your two pieces should be related in some way. They can be about a real relationship you’ve had or witnessed, or they can be about a fictional relationship.

Submit your entries on both sites by Sunday, Feb 4th (11:59 pm est), and you could win the opportunity to read both of your pieces live or via video at our amazing Valentine’s Day event “It’s Like My Heart Has Sciatica” SMITH Mag’s Annual Love & Heartbreak Story Show in New York on February 14th.

Read the official rules here for more detail than you probably want. And remember to enter over at SMITHTeens and Figment (memoirs in comments area below aren’t eligible).

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50 responses

  1. Ryanne Kap says:

    It was over before it began.

  2. Ryanne Kap says:

    Oh oops. Going to the other post now.

  3. Speak Truth says:

    Remember when you whispered my name?

  4. Carnation says:

    She knows he’s a sweet guy.

  5. Louise Charlotte says:

    Sorry we’re not a fairytale.

  6. Yours always says:

    My parents can’t know about us

  7. carebear says:

    In the end, it never mattered.

  8. Brooklyn Hunter says:

    Dear Heart, why him? Sincerely, Confused

  9. meredith says:

    Love these! Just remember (if you fall in the 13-19 age range) to post your sixer in the comment thread on SMITHTeens and the backstory on Figment. Here are the links: and Thanks and good luck!

  10. Elex Klaire says:

    Love hurts, so don’t try it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    My comment isn’t showing up in the thread and I posted it multiple times. Help?

  12. HG88 says:

    I love you; I always have.

  13. Anonymous says:

    You there, boy. Come kiss me.

  14. Rhiannon Danae says:

    I’ll fix your heart, my love

  15. Meggie says:

    How many times will you ask?

  16. Samantha says:

    I thought I had a chance

  17. Alex says:

    I know how to say, us.

  18. Sarah P says:

    2 mad
    2 tired
    4 you

  19. Sarah P says:

    Nothing lasts forever…
    Be my nothing?

  20. Nicholette says:

    Someday, you will be loved.

  21. Sierra says:

    Love never holds on for long.

  22. niki says:

    The words whispered in my hear.

  23. evea says:

    I love you, replies me to

  24. Anonymous says:

    Fictional character,
    Stop ensnaring me. Thanks.

  25. Blackcatwhitewolf says:

    I do not love you anymore.

  26. Radhika says:

    My life called back. I answered.

  27. Olivia Rose says:

    I was a monster. Until her.

  28. Olivia Rose says:

    It was her flower. Her flower.

  29. Ash Hawthorne says:

    Will you be my fairytale ending?

  30. M.Carlyle says:

    You’re the one I truly want.

  31. Harlee Camda says:

    You forgot: you took my heart.

  32. H. Vogelbaum says:

    Desire hides under love’s trite cloak.

  33. OvercomingDyslexic says:

    Will you be my precious, hobbit?

  34. Teautie Stewart says:

    It wasn’t me, it was you.

  35. Margyt says:

    Catch My Heart If You Can

  36. Katie says:

    Can an eighth-grader be in love?

  37. Katie says:

    Please love me, stop loving her.

  38. Katie says:

    Trying to prove I’m worth it….

  39. Katie says:

    Trying to prove I deserve you….

  40. Katie says:

    Eighth grade, first love, wasn’t mutual….

  41. Katie says:

    In love, friend’s ex= off limits….

  42. Annika O. says:

    We were perfect once, you know?

  43. Tiffany S. says:

    Single. But I love my cats!!

  44. Louise Charlotte says:

    Why can’t we be a fairy-tale?

  45. YoLani says:

    From my paper heart to yours.

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