Looking for an exciting way to get kids (over 13) interested in books and writing? The brand spankin’ new website Figment launched this week and it offers young writers and readers a community where they can express themselves, share ideas and discover what’s new on the literary front.
Figment features exclusive excerpts from new books, interviews with authors, contests and blogs (one from the Book Muncher). The site, which was founded by a staff writer and former managing editor from The New Yorker, has a very youthful feel to it. The FAQ and Guidelines for participation are written in a way most teens would understand.
Check it out. It’s free to join.