Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Where to Go After Inkpop

Many, if not all, of you were Inkies.  Well, you still are an Inkie.  Just because Inkpop.com itself no longer exists doesn't mean you aren't an Inkie. 

But since Inkpop is gone, you might be looking for some new writing sites to turn to.  You've probably heard of these, but I'm going to highlight the pros and cons of each, to help you decide which, if any, are right for you.

Pros: Seemingly active forums. Copy-and-paste disabled.  Lots of projects to read.  Many Inkies are over there.  There is a mobile app.

Cons:  I've seen very little in the way of in-depth reviews.  No publication opportunities.

Pros: Active forums.  Lots of projects.  Many, many users.  Many Inkies can be found.  There are writing contests and opportunities to win prizes.

Cons: Copy-and-paste not disabled (but the disabling is in the works, apparently).  No publication opportunities.  Again, I've seen very few Inkpop-quality reviews.  The forums are incredibly full of angst, and have more trolls than I ever saw on Inkpop.  No mobile app or site.

Teen Ink
Pros: Lots of projects to read.  Focus on short stories, short nonfiction, and poetry.  Publication opportunities.  Visual art also accepted.

Cons: Seemingly inactive forums.  Not as much focus on novel-length work (though this could also be a pro, depending on what you're into).  No in-depth reviews.  Copy-and-paste not disabled.

Literati Sedition
Pros: In-depth reviews.  Constructive criticism galore.  They refer to themselves as "literary bootcamp".
Cons: Users are required to critique.  Application required.  No publication opportunities. 

The cons are not reasons to avoid the site.  They are not necessarily bad things.  They are just a way to compare writing sites to help you find a match. 

If you didn't know already, there is a Facebook group for Inkies.  It's right here.

What do you think?  Are you getting involved in other writing sites?  Anything else that we should look into?


  1. I don't know if you've heard of some of these before, but here's other writing communities I've gathered.

    There's also two sites made just for Inkies. I've joined both.

    And there's other sites that various Inkies have added forums on for Inkies to join.

    ANYWAYS. I've joined Wattpad and its pretty cool so far. I don't think I'll be joining Figment soon. At least, not until the copy and paste lock is turned on.

    I'm also glad you posted tonight because I was worried that it was my week this week but I wasn't sure.

    1. I forgot to say I'm also on the Inkie group on Facebook.

    2. Thanks! I'll have to check those out!

      *sheepish grin* I think it was my week. I hope it was. :)

      I've heard scary things about Authonomy. Are you on it?

    3. Your welcome. :)

      I think it was too. LOL. :) I've heard scary things about it too. But no, I'm not on it. Are you?

      Also there's Fanfiction.net and its sister site, fictionpress.com (? it could be net too, but I think its com.)

    4. No, I'm not on Authonomy. I've heard it's just a bunch of self-published authors trying to promote their books. I don't know if this is true or not, but if there's one thing I can't stand, it's people who are always trying to sell you something.

      I've definitely heard of Fanfiction, but I've never really been much of a fanfiction writer.

    5. Really? That's sad, I hope it isn't. While I understand self-promoting, you shouldn't do it like that through a writing site where actual unpublished people are trying to get useful feedback on. You know, this just hit me, but now that Inkpop is gone, will they get rid of Authonomy too? Since apparently writers aren't as important as readers.

      Same. I've never written much fanfiction. When I was little I daydreamed up "fanfiction" all the time, but never wrote it down.