Whether you're heartbroken or head over heels, Valentine's Day tends to stir up a lot of strong feelings. We get it and we're here to help. Whatever strong sentiment the Hallmark holiday brings up about relationships past, present and fictional, we want to hear about it! In fact, we're joining forces with our friends at teen fiction hub Figment.com (www.figment.com) to give you the chance to say it in six, share the backstory and potentially win a spot in SMITH's amazing LIVE Valentine’s Day show in New York alongside stars of the NYC storytelling scene!
How do you enter? Easy! You'll submit your stories in two ways:
- Go to SMITHTeens and write a six-word love letter or a six-word breakup letter in the comment thread on this post.
- Go to Figment.com (http://dailyfig.figment.com/?p=49788), create an account and write a story of 500 words or less about a relationship starting or a relationship ending. Then, tag your writing with SmithMagazine on the “Details” tab and you should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions below.
**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" (http://bit.ly/loveshow2013) SMITH Mag's Annual Love & Heartbreak Story Show in New York on February 14th.
Read the official rules here (http://www.smithmag.net/contest-rules-the-smithteens-and-figment-valentine’s-day-contest/) for more detail than you probably want.