|Van Weyden's Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Turban|
There's a great new site for posting fiction of various kinds (though mostly fantasy and science fiction), getting reviews, and entering contests: Inkitt. It's a great company out of Germany which is dedicated to finding new and indie writers and helping them find a voice in an on-line community, as well as possibly tracking down the next big work to take the publishing world by storm (as many works, notably Fifty Shades of Grey , started on-line--and as fan fiction, as that). I usually avoid sites like this, Wattpad, etc., which are depositories for the worst kind of drivel, but the quality of writing on Inkitt is surprisingly high and the editors have a great eye for talent.
I recently posted the first 6 chapters of my novel-in-progress, The Winged Turban, as an entry in their current contest, Epic Worlds. You can read the story here, and if you like it, give it a vote by clicking the "heart" at the bottom. http://www.inkitt.com/stories/13737
I'm very proud of this story and consider it my best work to date. The only trick is figuring out how to finish it. The story is constantly evolving and my original conception of the ending went out the window months ago. It's a better story now, but it's also a much more frightening one (for the author, that is!). Any feedback on the first six chapters is welcome! Thanks!