Figment Is Getting a New Home on Underlined!

Here’s What You Need to Know

  1. What is happening to Figment?

Figment is getting Underlined! While the Figment site is shutting down, the community will still have a home to continue telling amazing stories. On Underlined, you will still be able to create, comment on, and discuss stories, upload covers, edit your work, and more! We love the passion and creativity of the Figment community, and we are excited to introduce you to the new platform.

  1. What will happen to my writing?

You will have until December 31, 2017, to back up all of your stories and content. Your stories will not automatically transfer to Underlined, so you must save all the work you would like to keep. By the end of this year, you will be able to re-upload all of your work to the Underlined platform, or start fresh!

After December 31, 2017, you will not be able to access your old account on Figment or any work saved there. We know that people say nothing is ever really gone from the interwebs, but in this case, the Figment data will really be deleted and unsearchable. Please don’t lose all of your hard work! Take the time to back up your stories.

  1. When is Figment shutting down?

The Figment site will redirect to on December 31, 2017, and will not be accessible after that date. You will be able to start creating stories on Underlined later this year and will have until December 31, 2017, to save and back up your work that is currently on Figment.

  1. Why is Figment shutting down?

Figment is all about storytelling. We want you to be able to connect with other storytellers, authors, books, and readers in the best way possible. The new Underlined platform offers more advanced options to connect you to all the things you love: books (of course), but also music, movies, trends, and more.

  1. What’s in it for me?

By creating an account on Underlined, (when the new page launches) you get ALL the book things.

  • Your profile on Underlined will allow you to:
    • Create a personal bookshelf.
    • Save a list of your favorite authors.
    • Show off all your interests and hobbies, such as movies, music, knitting, even stamp collecting if you’re into that sort of thing.
    • See who you’re following and easily access their writing.
  • You’ll get a completely mobile-friendly experience, which means you can write stories on your phone or tablet.
  • You can follow other community members whose stories and content you find interesting.
  • You can respond to writing prompts and tips from authors, other community members, and Team Underlined.
  • You’ll get exclusive content about hot upcoming YA books, such as extended excerpts, behind-the-scenes stories, and author Q&As.
  1. Wait, what is Underlined?

Glad you asked! Underlined is a community that celebrates YA books, but also music, movies, trends, and pop culture. We know that readers and writers have many interests, and we wanted to create a place where people who love reading (and lots of other stuff, too) can find fun and interesting content about all the things they love. We have:

  1. Quizzes!
    1. Can You Tell if These Quotes Came from Game of Thrones or a YA Book?
  2. Behind-the-scenes stories
    1. Behind the Cover Story: A Short History of the Girl Next Door
  3. Trending topics
    1. Tell Us Your Favorite Line from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and We’ll Tell You What Book You Should Read Next!
  4. Exclusive content
    1. Underlined Exclusive: “Wrath,” an Unpublished Short Story by Kara Thomas!
  5. Author guest posts
    1. Author Kathleen Glasgow Opens Up About Anxiety & Depression
  6. Book and food pairings
    1. Four Smoothies to Sip This Summer
  7. Bookish love
    1. Why Book Lovers Are the Most Lovable People
  8. New-releases updates
    1. September Books You’ll Totally FALL for
  9. And soon, YOU!
    1. We can’t wait to feature your stories!