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I'm familiar with Wattpad and have heard of something called Radish for sharing and reading serialized fiction, but it seems apps and sites like this are flooded with Romance/Erotica or Vampires/Werewolves. Or Vampire/Werewolf Romance/Erotica. I'm uninterested in anything of that sort and wondering if there is a place for serial fiction that fits into other genres. (I'm aware that Wattpad is open to all genres, but it seems too convoluted with romance/erotica. Perhaps it seems this way due to my lack of use of the platform? If I spent more time in it, would I find that to be untrue?)

I'd ideally like to find a platform that is easy to share your work on, build followers and follow other authors, with potential to make a little money off of your writing. I don't expect to make much from my writing but would like the possibility to be there.

So, What platforms are there to post serial fiction? Does anything but romance/erotica survive in this digital self-publishing setting of serial fiction and mobile reads?

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  • My recommendation would normally be FictionPress, but it doesn't allow you to monetise your work as far as I'm aware, so it doesn't meet all of your criteria.
    – F1Krazy
    May 7, 2022 at 18:34
  • Monetization isn’t necessary, just something I’d like if it’s possible but right now I’d take all suggestions so I know where to start looking. Thanks. May 7, 2022 at 19:14

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If you mind being stuck with just a website (and not a website and app), there is Scribblehub, however the quality of content may not be up to the same standards as something like RoyalRoad. If you absolutely need a mobile app, there is Webnovel.

There are a few nuances though. Scribblehub seems at the time more skewed towards Isekai and other 'light-hearted' genres. Webnovel has a similar skew towards (translated) works written in Asian languages or Asian-inspired works. I can't say much about RoyalRoad, as I do not frequent the site often.

However, if you intend to publish traditionally sometime in the future, publishing on any of theses sites first makes getting a publishing deal difficult, and publishers will likely ask for the online version(s) to be taken down first.

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  • That's three answers. They should be posted separately so that they may be voted upon separately.
    – Chenmunka
    May 8, 2022 at 6:03
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    Huh. Well I condensed them into one answer as I feel like writing the last paragraph 3 times for 3 different answers is a little too much. However, thanks for pointing it out.
    – Guest2204
    May 8, 2022 at 17:32
  • @Chenmunka I think if someone feels the need to praise one and criticise the other, they're free to do so in a comment. I don't think cluttering the question with a number of very similar answers by one and the same person would make things neater or easier to orient in, on the contrary.
    – Divizna
    Oct 3, 2023 at 5:47

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