Sunday, March 12, 2017

6 Great Places to Get Feedback on Your Writing

I previously wrote about places to get feedback and give reviews to other writers in '5 Alternative Sites to Visit After Triggerstreet', after the Triggerstreet website was discontinued. However now some of those sites are no longer in operation.

Here are some other great places I have tapped into for reading our fellow writer's work and giving feedback, as well as places to submit our own work for peer review.

  • Talentville:Talentville is an online community specifically created to give a voice to screenwriters and playwrights everywhere who may lack insider connections but still share the dream of being produced. By bringing together writers from all over the world in a collaborative environment, by banding together as a whole to help each member be the best that they can be, they aim to create not just an online community but in fact a city of writers, where each member can work on their craft, gain valuable exposure and ultimately benefit from their own hard work.
  • Create50: Create50 is an initiative and creative process that platforms the work of emerging screenwriters, filmmakers, short story writers and allied artists. They want to get YOUR work out there and seen by the public AND the people who matter within creative industries. And they also want everyone to benefit from the collaborative process that Create50 offers so they can learn more about their art, craft and creative discipline.
  • NYC Midnight: Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints. There is a section on the forum open for providing reviews of submitted work.
  • Amazon Studios: Amazon Studios is developing feature films and episodic series in a new way, one that's open to great ideas from creators—and audiences—around the world. You can review works that have been submitted through the Amazon Studios forum.
  • WeBook: They bring together tens of thousands of writers, published authors, avid readers and almost 100 established literary agents, to create an energetic hub of activity where talented writing is celebrated and undiscovered gems can be rooted out and polished into literary diamonds.  They do this because we want to give talented writers a genuine opportunity to be celebrated by readers who care, readers who love to help and readers who can encourage WEbook’s community to strive towards literary perfection.
  • Writers Cafe: is an online writing community where writers can post their work, get reviews, befriend other writers, and much more..

Also Christopher Felden put together a very comprehensive list of places to submit and share, as well as review, in his article 'Free Critiques'.