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Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Another online home for writers
This past weekend, an article of mine about online writers' workshops was published in the Ideas section.
It has come to my attention that there is a site I didn't mention that is based in Newton, MA. Sol Nasisi, the director of The Next Big Writer and a companion site, Booksie, wrote a note to let me know about them. The Next Big Writer has over 4,000 members and also publishes a ranking of top-rated fiction. They accept novels and hold competitions for short stories and poems as well. Booksie afford anyone the ability to "publish" their stuff and get feedback and exposure while retaining all rights to their own work. Nasisi: "We provide writers with the tools to develop, and fine-tune their writing (TheNextBigWriter) and also to start promoting and making a name for themselves (Booksie.com)."
These sites don't promise to send the best material to an agent or editor, as The Frontlist does. But most writers there probably hope to draw the eyes of the book powers that be.