I just discovered a new site called Swoon Reads where you can submit manuscripts for people in the community to read. The top rated ones then go to the Swoon Reads Team and they publish their favorites in ebooks and print- with a 15,000 dollar advance.
It’s also a lot of fun to read YA books for free and then rate them and comment. You also have the bragging rights to say you’re reading books before they’re published- for what it’s worth.
Here’s from their “About” page:
Swoon Reads is a teen romance imprint publishing under Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.
Swoon Reads is dedicated to publishing books that capture the intensity of teen love. More than an imprint, Swoon Reads is a community – one whose members are included in every step of the publishing process. We open the doors for writers and readers to discover the best, most Swoon-worthy teen romance novels and make their voices heard. Together, we publish love stories you will want to read over and over again.
Once you get past the name and the amount of hearts everywhere, it’s actually a cool site, so I’m leaving the link here: