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Figment - A site for teens to share and read

English teachers working with students 13 years or older might want to check out the Figment site, created by a couple of New Yorker staffers. Great potential here for kids who write and want to share their work.

"What is Figment?
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.

Who is behind Figment?
Figment was co-founded by Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and Jacob Lewis, the former Managing Editor at The New Yorker and Condé Nast Portfolio. Pretty spiffy bunch, no? There are other people who turn the little gears inside the Figment machine, who you’ll meet if you stick around long enough."
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