Where can you reach readers with your written serialized fiction? Here’s a list.

NON-EXCLUSIVE SERIALIZATION PLATFORMS FOR READERS

    • Wattpad (65+ million users)
    • Tapas (graphic novels as well as written)
    • Radish (requires application)
    • Inkitt (may want exclusivity, glitchy, Germany-based)
    • RoyalRoad (litRPG focus)
    • Curious Fictions (requires application)
    • WriterSky
    • ScribbleHub
    • Commaful (multimedia, optimal for short stories)
    • Swoon Reads (romance, Macmillan YA sourcing site)
    • Booksie
    • Fictionate.me 
    • Webtoons
    • 2Tale
    • Litnet
    • 4thewords.com
    • taylz.com
    • FicFun / Dreame (solicits from other services)
    • GetInkspired (monetized)
    • LoveNovel (LGBQT+)
    • Penana
    • Readitt.com
    • Movellas.com
    • Channillo.com (curated; requires application)
    • PenPee (UK-based, free tier requires participation, limits posting)
    • Unbound.com (crowdfunded print editions)
    • authorbitz

 

FANFIC FOCUSED SERIALIZATION

    • Ao3 / Archive Of Our Own (popular fanfic site with a section for original fiction)
    • LitHive.com
    • Quotev (old community)
    • FictionPress (pre-dates Wattpad, may want exclusivity)
    • Mibba (section for original fiction, young writers)

 

NON-ENGLISH SERIALIZATION MARKETS

    • Belletristica.com/en (mostly German)
    • Webnovel (China, Qidian’s English site) and Boxnovel
    • Qidian.com (huge serialization platform in China; they may take all rights)
    • Joara (Japanese)
    • Snack Book (Korean)
    • Bagle (Korean)
    • MoboReader.com (Changdu’s English outreach, requires application)
    • CreativeNovels.com (webnovel translation site, requires application)
    • GravityTales.com (China/Korea translation)
    • WuxiaWorld.com (China webnovels translation)
    • Scribay (French)

 

EXCLUSIVE / INVITE-ONLY / TOWARDS TRADITIONAL DEAL

    • SerialBox (SFF, hard to get in)
    • Galatea (an Inkitt venture)
    • EpisodicReading.com (2yr exclusive)
    • ThePigeonHole.com (sources from trad publishers)
    • AlexiBooks.com (sources from trad publishers)
    • Hooked.co (texting style stories)
    • Tap by Wattpad (texting style stories)
    • Peep.jp (was Taskey.me; Japanese; crowd-sourced translation if you serialize for free, texting style stories)

 

CLOSED / DEFUNCT

    • Describli (seeking backers on IndieGoGo)
    • ReaderCoin (audio focus)
    • Sweek
    • JukePop Serials (crowd-funded)
    • SparkaTale
    • WriteOn (Amazon; more like a critique group)
    • Book Country (Penguin Random House; more like a critique group)
    • Authonomy (HarperCollins)
    • CloudyPen
    • Figment

 

And what if you self-host?

COPY/PASTE PLATFORMS

    • Medium (ideal for non-fic)
    • SubStack
    • Steem (I hear ad bots rule)
    • Listing Hubs such as WebFictionGuide
    • Newsletters for readers
    • Crowd-funding platforms such as Patreon
    • Special interest groups on Reddit, Goodreads, Facebook, Discord, forums, etc.
    • Inserts in ebooks with a similar readership