Join The Figment Review!

The Figment Review is the review blog other review blogs want to be when they grow up. We’re the review blog books jump off the shelf for, the one pencils and typewriters dream about at night. And YOU could become one of us!

I’m recruiting about 5 new reviewers and 2 new guest reviewers to fill out our ranks. The commitment is small – each month, you request and read one book due out during the upcoming weeks. Then I edit your reviews and post them on The Figment Review, and then we start the whole process over again. It’s really fun! Reviewers will have a review posted monthly; guest reviewers will read and review monthly but their reviews will be kept in reserve and posted when free days become available. Sound like fun? Apply!

Send me an email at: In that email be sure to include:

Your name, age, and where you live;

Your hobbies, interests, and favorite books; and

A review of any YA novel, 250 words or fewer.

Deadline for applications is one week from tomorrow, 7/8. Can’t wait to hear from you!

45 thoughts on “Join The Figment Review!

    • Hi Holly

      You can send your city and state, and we’ll let you know if more information is needed. Thanks and best of luck!

    • Hi Dakota

      Yes, it can be exactly 250 words or less, but please try not to go over that word limit. Best of luck!

    • Hi Adithi

      When looking at applications, we look for knowledge or interest in YA literature, and how the sample review is written. Feel free to email if you have any other questions. Best of luck!

    • Hi Khulood

      Since Figment requires that users registering with us be exactly 13 years of age or older, you must be exactly 13 years of age or older in order to apply. Please feel free to email me at if you have any other questions.

  1. Should I put my real (and/or full) name or my pen name in the application? And, this’d be a professional review, and not like a “Figment-style” one, right?

  2. Shoot, I didn’t mean to post that twice. But uh, I have one final question. Does The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan count as YA?

  3. hey, i was just wondering, what is a YA novel? i read books all the time (normally finished them in 2 days.. i have no life;) but i never pay attention to what kind of book, i just read them. and i write about the books i read but dont do anything with the reviews i write. this would be a great thing for me to do with those reviews! thx

    • Hi Suzy

      YA novels are usually geared towards an adolescent audience, and can often have younger (teen) characters. Wikipedia has a really good explanation of it, and you can find it here. If you already write reviews, you’ve got a head start! Apply!

    • Hi Syndey

      If you hear about a book that’s not out yet, but that you’re interested in reading, just let Ellen know (if you become a reviewer).

  4. is Fallen by Lauren Kate a YA novel? i just finishe reading it and thought i should write the review about it, if it is a YA novel…

    • Hi Pasqual

      The deadline for the applications is July 8, 2011, and will Ellen win announce her decision after she’s had a chance to review all the applications.

  5. I’m seven words over the limit!! I’ve cut here and snipped there, and I have no idea how to make it any shorter. What do I do?

    • Hi Sophie

      Please try to keep your sample at the word limit or less. Because there are so many applications, we have to be strict about the word limit.

  6. I just sent you an aplication with a more formal review, but I see that you want figment-style reviews. Is it ok if I tweak my review and send the updated version to you?

    • Hi Meredith

      If you’d like to make it more Figment-style, feel free to edit it and send it again. In your new email, please just explain that this is your new writing sample, and please include the complete application so that everything is in one place. Best of luck!

  7. if i cant get an entry in by the 8th, are you going to be accepting new figment reviewers again anytime soon?

    • Hi Suzy

      There is no predetermined date for asking for applications, but we’ll make an announcement when the process starts again.

    • Hi Meredith

      Ellen will need a few days after the deadline in order to go through all the applications, and she’ll let the reviewers know when they’re chosen.

  8. i stupidly put off reading the email i got until the 12th. i got the email and thought hey! now i have a chance of getting clockwork prince early!yay!
    are you going to be bringing in any more people soon? please, please, please say yes!

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