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Bonecrusher Doc
2010-12-13, 06:06 PM
So, what do folks recommend? I've been warned to proceed with caution as far as the self-publishing stuff goes. I think Amazon offers something. And I was recently invited to bigauthor.com (www.bigauthor.com), but it's brand new so I don't know how it works yet. I'm new to this; what are some of the other ways to get your work critiqued and published?

2010-12-13, 07:25 PM
Well, not sure how professional a level of publishing you'd like. I'm on fictionpress (http://www.fictionpress.com/), and I've gotten a... reasonable amount of critique. But it's in no way professional; it's a bunch of aspiring authors posting and reading each other's stuff as it suits them,

This forum actually used to have a really good critique thread going... not sure if it's still around, though! EDIT: still here! Go look for the Playground Writer's Workshop! Again, not professional self-publishing, but it gets people looking at your work who aren't your close real life friends.

Did that help at all?

2010-12-13, 08:06 PM
What type of fiction are you interested in? If SFF, try these two. The people there have lots of advice.

Science Fiction and Fantasy World (http://sffworld.com/)
Chronicles Network: Science Fiction & Fantasy (http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/)

If all you're looking for is to have your work critiqued, try Critters Writers Workshop (http://www.critters.org/). But you have to give to receive; you have to critique others before you can post your work. Limits are one poem, one short story, or one chapter per critique.

2010-12-14, 10:12 AM
Well, i'm TRYING to get such a thing going myself, as well as be a place for people to self publish online (see signature) Other than that, critters is a good group, any nanowrimo group generally provides critiques and support all year long.