Here’s an interesting fiction site. It’s called FictionLine. It’s a fairly democratic way to publish short stories. Each hopeful writer submits a story and pays a $2.36 fee. After 500 stories have been submitted, one story is selected as the “winner” and is published on the Web site. The winner is paid $1,000, which isn’t a bad pay day for a short story when many literary journals may nothing and few writers who are not established can get published in the better paying markets. Now, the normal rule of thumb is writers should never pay reading fees, but do the math: $2.36 x 500 = $1,180. Subtract from that the credit card processing fees and you have your $1,000 prize. The site is entirely non-profit.