MoonTown CafePosted: October 5, 2011 | |
OK, I should be fair. Although I almost exclusively write prose, there are people out there who, for whatever reason, write poetry. Poets need love too, because they’re certainly not getting anything else. So here’s a post for you, poets. It’s about a site called MoonTown Cafe.
If you haven’t guessed already, MoonTown Cafe is a free writing community for poets. MoonTown Cafe (can’t stop writing it; love the sound of it; poetry much?) offers forums, contests, rankings, personal profiles, social networking, and more, all centered around user submissions.
In a brilliant move to incentivize reading others’ submissions in addition to submitting your own, the site has a point system that gives users points for critiquing others’ work, while taking away points for submitting their own. So many writing communities languish and die because they don’t encourage a high level (or any level) of interaction and feedback. It’s nice to see that MoonTown Cafe has found a solution. Now if only I could find a good writing community for fiction writers with the same policy. Anyone heard of one?