Tuesday, October 21, 2008


What is authonomy?  

In one way, HarperCollins' slush pile, outsourced to readers.  You can submit your ms (you'll need at least 10,000 words) and/or do some talent-spotting (your notes on the work of others will help encourage them to read your irresistible prose...).  The five top rated mss each month are reviewed by real live HarperCollins editors.

This is how they describe it:

Get Read. Get Noticed. Get Published.
authonomyTM is a brand new community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and developed by book editors at HarperCollins. We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around - we’re glad you stopped by.
If you’re a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face – and show off your work on the web. Whether you’re unpublished, self-published or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy community.
And if you’re a reader, blogger publisher or agent, authonomy is for you too. The book world is kept alive by those who search out, digest and spread the word about the best new books – authonomy invites you to join our community, champion the best new writing and build a personal profile that really reflects your tastes, opinions and talent-spotting skills.

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