Whether you're a reader or writer (or both), you might want to take a look at QuarterReads
, especially if e-books aren't your thing.
For the reader, QuarterReads provides on-line access to nearly 900 short stories, poems, essays and memoirs, from 220+ authors
, many of whom will be familiar to DW/LJ folk. There are award-winners and nominees publishing and reprinting their work on QuarterReads. A $5 payment buys you 20 reads, hence the site's name. You can read the opening of any piece for free. Each week, one story is made free to read; it is accessible to anyone who visits the site. This week Cat Rambo
has a free story
, which is promoting the publication of her first novel.
For the writer, QuarterReads offers an outstanding royalty rate (88%) plus a tip-jar for each story. And yes, you do get do paid. I'm closing in on the threshold for my second $10 payment. Some other authors are doing a lot
better than that. Please note, however, that QuarterReads only accepts pieces containing less than 2000 words.
If you're interested in reading my work on QuarterReads, then you'll find a full list with links and teasers on my website's dedicated page
, or you can head straight there
. You will need to set up an account to read my thirteen stories and memoirs in full.