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Figment (website)

Figment is an online community and self-publishing platform for young writers. Created by Jacob Lewis and Dana Goodyear, who both worked at The New Yorker, the site officially launched on December 6, 2010. Figment currently has over 300,000 registered users and over 440,000 'books', or pieces of writing. Other features include frequent writing contests, a blog, forums, and The Figment Review. On February 27, 2012, Figment announced it would purchase and merge user bases with its rival site, Inkpop.com. On March 1, 2012, the two sites merged userbases and works. On October 29, 2013, Figment was acquired by Random House Children's Group.

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Figment is a great place for anyone who has just started writing and would like positive feedback or a chance to grow. When I first started writing, I joined Inkpop and Figment (unaware that they would later merge) and I loved them both! The other users on Figment are so nice and have a lot of insight to offer. There's also contests every weeks or so where people can win prizes. And they're not rigged, take it from me, I've won three already :)

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