Attention Teen Authors: Publish on FIGMENT
Posted by Mary Risi on 1/1/2011 2:40:00 PM
Big, big, really BIG news for young writers! It's called FIGMENT and it's a new social network for teen writers and readers. Teen writers are able to publish on FIGMENT. Your fans will watch your work in progress. You will be able to watch other writers writing. You can check out the most active teen writers, the most followed and the most "hearted." And some young adult authors will be serializing and previewing their work on FIGMENT.
Most important is that you will be able to connect with other kids who are writing.
Don't believe that teen writers actually get published? Consider these authors who got their starts in their teens:
S.E. Hinton published The Outsiders, still considered the first real 'young adult' novel, in 1967 at the ripe old age of 16.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's first novel, In the Forests of the Night, was published in 1999 when she was just 14 years old! She has since published another 11 books.
Christopher Paolini was 19 when he self-published Eragon, the first book of The Inheritance Cycle. Once he got his book on bookstore shelves, a real publishing house snapped it up and published the rest.
Mary Shelley was 19 years old in 1816 when she wrote Frankenstein, one of the most famous monster stories in history.
Walter Farley was 15 when the classic The Black Stallion was published in 1941.
FIGMENT contains excellent tips and tools for writers. So if you write, check out FIGMENT. And be sure to let me know if you become a FIGMENT writer, because I want to start reading your work before you become a famous author!
Check it out: http://figment.com/
Here are some other places on the web and in print where teen writers can get their work published:
Teen Ink: http://www.teenink.com/
Merlyn's Pen: http://www.merlynspen.org/