Wanted to pass this along. I've been alpha testing for a new website called WeBook for the past few months, and they're currently looking for a ton of new writers/beta-testers. It's been a cool opportunity to write, edit, see my work published, and make some extra money, so I wanted to share the love.
WeBook is a collaborative writing community, where they enlist a bunch of writers to formulate a synopsis and then have everyone write pages for novels (pretty wide variety of genres; I worked on a sort of action/adventure thriller and am now working on Literary Fiction; there's also sci-fi, childrens, story anthologies, and a bunch of other ones I can't remember). The writing process is fairly structured, so you don't get random "exquisite-corpse" stories with wildly divergent plotlines.
They publish the finished book and offer percentages to those with pages chosen. They're also working out a new incentive plan where they give up-front prizes for having your work selected. Don't know what these prizes will be, but a friend of mine had his synopsis chosen and won $500. I get a little bonus every time they select one of my pages.
Mainly, I've been using it as a sort of low-stress "throat-clearing" exercise every few days, writing 500-1000 words before buckling down to work on my own projects. And it's been awesome in that capacity. But it's also a good way to get feedback and write in a collaborative environment. Worth checking out. If you're interested, you can register here.