Last night, we had an amazing time chatting with authors Rachel Hartman (Seraphina), Alexandra Monir (Timekeeper), and Elizabeth LaBan (The Tragedy Paper) — plus special guest Erin Clarke, executive editor at Random House imprint Knopf Books for Young Readers — for our live chat all about selling your first book. We had 1,000 of you join us — and all together you left 2,000 questions and comments! Click through for a recap and transcript of the evening’s events. Continue reading
Along with SohoTeen, 826NYC, and I Heart Daily, we here at Figment challenged you to join 83 of the world’s most popular YA authors and prove that you did NOT kill the evil-incarnate editor, Herman Mildew. Celebrity judges Adele Griffin, Jon Scieszka, and Melissa Walker read the 30 finalist stories, and we are pleased to announce the winners! Continue reading
What if we told you there’s a school that’s like Hogwarts for writing? Well, there is! It’s the Interlochen Arts Academy, and it’s a boarding school in Michigan that focuses on arts of all kinds. This winter, you could win a $30,000 scholarship to study in Interlochen’s creative writing department. But hurry, you only have until December 15 to enter!
In the meantime, warm up for the scholarship contest—and win some prizes, too!—by entering Figment’s Interlochen Flash-Fiction Contest. Continue reading
Create a monster, win an amazing prize pack of books in this writing challenge inspired by Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight, the latest in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Continue reading
Founded in 1962, Interlochen Arts Academy is a boarding high school for artists and writers in Michigan. Between now and November 15, enter to win one of five Interlochen book prize-packs, with titles by Jeffrey Eugenides, David Sedaris, and Antonya Nelson—all of whom have interacted with Interlochen creative writing students in recent months—plus a poetry collection by an Interlochen alumna! Continue reading
In honor of YALSA’s Teen Read Week, Figment and Justine Magazine are highlighting some hot new books that are trending now. Today’s title: “What Happens Next,” the debut novel by Colleen Clayton. Curious? Check out what Justine’s Spark Book Club had to say about it, and then enter to win this and 4 other new books in our Double Your Fun sweepstakes! Continue reading
There are lots of things about New York City in the ’20s to make you swoon: hot jazz at the Cotton Club, glamorous celebrities like F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, real jake slang. But who are we kidding. It’s all about the clothes, isn’t it? Libba Bray’s latest novel, “The Diviners,” is set in 1926 and stars three very different birds—with very different senses of style. Come along as Figment plays Art Deco dress-up … Continue reading
New York City in 1926 isn’t all dancing in your glad rags at the Cotton Club. Somewhere out there, something wicked is lurking . . . and he’s leaving behind clues. A dead girl, missing her eyes, with a word scrawled on her forehead and a symbol on her chest. What does it all mean? And who—or what—is terrorizing New York?
In honor of Libba Bray’s eerie new jazz-age mystery, “The Diviners,” we’ve got a riddling flash-fiction contest for you. Write a story about a mysterious clue and be entered to win a signed copy of the book and some jake flapper swag!
On Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET, Printz Honor winners Maggie Stiefvater (the Shiver trilogy, “The Scorpio Races”) and Lucy Christopher (“Stolen”) will be coming to Figment for a live chat—co-sponsored by This Is Teen—to discuss how they create their characters’ unique voices.
In this video, Maggie reads a section from “Forever” that shows how she built the voice of Isabel Culpeper. Continue reading
They call him the Antioch Ghost, the Enemy of Rome, the Thief of the Eastern Empire.
But you can just call him Balthazar.
Inspired by the hero of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Unholy Night,” invent an infamous figure from the past and win! Continue reading