Linked: Forecast 42 – A Novel Posted Over Many Sites

Shya Scanlon’s Forecast 42 Project is a cool publishing idea: publish an entire novel, 42 chapters, one chapter a week on a different blog/website each week.

On July 16th, 2009, I began serializing my novel FORECAST (read a blurb; watch a promo) semiweekly (Mondays and Thursdays) across 42 web journals and blogs.

The project was recently picked up by a new publishing ‘house’, Flatmancrooked, and is due for release as hardcover in 2010. (N.B.: is this not a remarkably clever way to get the word out on online fiction?)

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  • http://www.shyascanlon.com Shya

    Thanks for linking to my project! It’s been an interesting experiment. I was interviewed at the halfway mark, and talked about my experience with the serialization, if you’re curious: http://therumpus.net/2009/09/the-rumpus-mini-interview-with-shya-scanlon/

  • JanOda

    Some of us have been planning something similar, but not on blogs, but on other weblit websites. Looks cool!

  • http://www.novelr.com Eli James

    It looks very cool, Jan. @Shya, thanks for dropping by. I’m really glad to see that your experiment has made it all the way to the bigwigs of the internet, Kottke was how I found your site, and then I started clicking on everyone else’s sites as well. =)