Welcome to Litopia!
It's a friendly, supportive community for all types of writers.
The best way to start is by browsing the area you're currently looking at (How-To Guides & Colony Notices) to familiarize yourself with how the site works – The Prime Directive is the key thing, the foundation of our ethos.
If you'd like to find critique partners, check out our The Workshops. The first four threads in that forum will give you the information you need to take part. The best way to find partners is to first get involved critiquing other writers' work (but do read our method for giving and receiving critique before you post your first review). And for general socialising, plus rants, info sharing, brain-picks and random chat, please visit the popular Café Life forum: it's probably the best place to get to know your fellow Litopians.
It's also a good idea to subscribe to the Litopia YouTube channel so you don't miss Pop-Up Submissions, where you can see inside @AgentPete's head as he's evaluating writers' first pages. You can participate during the live webcast every Sunday as a member of the chat room and add your vote. And of course, when you feel ready, you can submit your own work.
A fantastic benefit of being a Litopian is that @AgentPete hosts regular Litopia Huddles on Saturdays. During a Huddle, you can also request guidance on query letters, synopses, pitches, opening pages, short sections of manuscripts, titles and any other areas of your work where you would welcome a bit of brainstorming and the advice of a professional literary agent. Try one - you'll be hooked!
If you find yourself getting inundated by Litopia push notifications and you want to turn them off... or you want to fiddle around with your account settings generally, you can do it here
If you have any questions or confusions about the site, feel free to contact either @Barbara or @Jonny, or @Ancora Imparo. They're the site Guardians and will do their best to resolve any issues you might have.
The best way to get the most out of Litopia is to get stuck in! We pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming, so please don't be shy: we want to get to know you and find out about your work.
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