New York – HarperCollins
Publishers on Monday launched inkpop, which it says is the first interactive
writing platform for teens backed by a major U.S. publisher. The site combines
community publishing, user-generated content and social networking elements
"to connect rising stars in teen literature with talent-spotting readers
and publishing professionals." Since a soft launch in the fourth quarter,
the site has attracted more than 10,000 members and nearly 11,000 submissions,
spanning novels, poems, essays and short stories.