Came across this the other day - Authonomy
- and thought I would share it with you guys.
I haven't had much of a chance to poke about just yet, but what I've seen certainly makes it seem interesting. It's run by HarperCollins Publishing, and offers a place where anyone can upload their novel (starting with the first 10,000 words) for others to read and critique.
So far, so normal, right?
Well, the difference with this is that each reader is allowed to choose their five favourite works from the rest of the site, and every month the top five books across the board get reviewed by the publishing editors of HC, who then decide whether or not they want to publish it. Apparently it also gets regular hits from agents and other publishers.
Whether all of that is true and worthy of believing or not, I'm not quite sure, but I think it worthy of further investigation, no?
Let me know if you find anything else out *salutes*