I couldn't find a previous thread on this so figured I'd start a new one.
Literary Showcase is yet another website that enables writers to upload their work to make it available to publishers and production companies, thereby short-cutting the normal submission process.
The list of publishers/production companies includes some well known heavy hitters - notably Canongate and Penguin Books but the terms and conditions point out that there is no guarantee of their accepting work and so far, nothing on the site to indicate that anyone has so far been offered a contract through using the site.
Interestingly, the email sent out promoting this service offers MA students the chance to upload their work without having to pay the normal £30 fee. I've had a v. quick look through the terms and conditions but couldn't find any reference to a fee being payable and there was nothing on the submission form either. I'll take a closer look when I have more time.
Web site is here for anyone interested.