Any writer, creative or otherwise, knows that the most difficult thing to come by is constructive and honest feedback of their work. More often than not criticism from friends and family, while ego-boosting it may be, fails to hone a writers craft in any appreciable way. Fanstory.com is a site where that feedback can be found.
Fanstory.com allows authors to submit short stories, book chapters, poems, screenplays and virtually any other medium of creative writing to a vast audience that consists of published writers, amateur story tellers, and plain-old lovers of literature. The concept behind story submission is a fresh one. The author submits a story and is allowed to "purchase" several advertising packages that will increase the submissions visibility on the site. I say purchase but this isn't real cash I'm referring to. When an author reviews a work he is rewarded member dollars ( based upon the advertising packages applied to the work he is reviewing ) which can be used as funding to advertise the authors own work. This creates a synergistic effect driving the author to increase both qauntity and quality of stories to elicit more reviews while also giving him or her the incentive to review anothers work.
As an author on the site I can honestly say my writing ability has improved dramatically. Some reviews are short and not much help, but sometimes an author will recieve a review that can transform a rough uncut piece into a brilliant work of diamond sharp clarity. These professional quality reviews that would normally cost hundreds of dollars are well worth the $4.95 a month it costs to submit.
Fanstory.com also offers monthly contests which pay cash and opportunities for actual publication. Any writer should at least visit the site and have a look around, Actually anyone who loves the literary word should visit this site. There are literally thousands of submissions all categorized and rated for reading ease.