Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Storytelling online links

Speaking of storytelling, I found the Oort Cloud yesterday. Its a site for anyone who wants to submit science fiction and fantasy stories. Like One Million Penguins and the Theater Wiki site I work on a little bit, it is trying to bring publishing into the internet age. Gone are the days of big-money publishing houses holding all the keys to the castle of ...er...publishment. Anyway, I think its interesting to compare the different ways these projects set up the rules for their publishing system. I like Oort Clouds: they structure it so each story is like a post to a single blog. That way, every story goes up on the whole communities radar once, and if the readers like it right away, it'll stay up. It keeps the playing field even, or even-er, to give everybody some airtime.

No comments: