Are there any websites were an amateur writer can post a story or parts of a story and for a fee or for free the writing will be posted for a 'while'? (And maybe the story will be 'noticed' by a publisher.)

  • I was told by a friend that she was approached by an agent because the agent read stories my friend had posted in a writer's forum. I also know that agents and publishers watch writing contests (or set up their own contests). What the best opportunities are will change with country, genre, and time (because once a forum is known for visiting agents, it will overflow with the same trash that they already have on their slush pile, and the agents will move on).
    – user5645
    Jan 9, 2015 at 8:26
  • What are the best amateur-writer forums websites? Do you know any such addresses?
    – 201044
    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:54
  • Not for English. I'm German, and so is my friend.
    – user5645
    Jan 10, 2015 at 9:10
  • Check out OpenBook.pub. Let me know what you think. Jan 11, 2015 at 13:21
  • I will take note of this. Great suggestion.
    – 201044
    Jan 12, 2015 at 5:37

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I'm a fan of http://www.writersbeat.com myself. The site itself is a forum, and you'll be able to publish parts or complete stories while getting loads of great feedback. A very helpful and friendly community.

I don't know if there are actual agents or publishers lurking there, but it's quite large so I would not be surprised.

OpenBook.pub as Ivo suggested is also a nice site.

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