Web Site of the Week: Figment.com
Posted by: Christine Bulson
Figment.com was developed by Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at the New Yorker and Jacob Lewis, a former managing editor of the magazine. Its purpose is to provide a forum for young writers to have others read and comment on their writings. The young authors may also comment on what others have written. The sign-up is free and allows a person to post their poems, short stories, novels (complete or a work in progress) and wait for praise or criticism. Although the site was just unveiled last week, librarians and teachers were asked to find teenagers who were interested in participating in a prototype earlier in the year. Publishers have been browsing the site looking for future authors. Publicize this to teachers of creative writing and see what they think.