Has anyone heard of it, or had experience with it?
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I don't understand why an agent or publisher would spend their time looking for manuscripts here. Most agents and publisher seem to get more than enough submissions. And if they wanted more of a certain genre/trope/whatever, all they'd have to do is post it on a social media site and the submissions would probably come pouring in.
I just don't see the benefit-especially when it's something you pay for. But maybe someone who knows more about the business side of agenting and publishing will chime in and enlighten us???
However, they've proven to be a great place for the scammers that prey on inexperienced writers to trawl for marks. No matter how good the intentions, this sort of model has failed over and over again, and there's no indication that this site is introducing anything to the mix that will change that.
Maybe I'm wrong, and one day one of these hopeful YADS-creaters will find a way to make the model actually work -- but I'm not holdng my breath.
"A story told, that can't be real / yet somehow must reflect the truth we feel..." -- Black Sabbath / Ronnie James Dio
Mmmm..everyone has pretty much said what I was thinking. I brought it up here just in case anyone was thinking of paying good money to join it.