MoonQuill was made so that both amateur and professional writers would be able to monetize their work on the platform - simply create an account, then click the “publish” button at the top of the page to apply to be a writer. Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll be able to start creating novels, volumes, and chapters.
A MoonQuill staff member will contact you via the email you used to sign up to ask for your tax and payment info. Long story short, if you’re a U.S. citizen, we will send you a link to our payroll service, where you can securely input your tax and payment info. If you’re not a U.S. citizen, we will need a W-8BEN and a paypal email from you for payment.
That being said, you get to work on at your own pace, whenever you want, for as long as you want. Writing is a great source of long-term, passive income.
The site is brand new, and we’re trying to add functionalities to the site as fast as we can. If there is something that doesn’t work, let us know on discord! Chances are it’s something we haven’t gotten to yet, but we’d still like to know just in case it’s a bug in something we’ve “finished” work on.
However, enough of the site should be functional for readers to find novels to read, and have a pleasant reading experience. For writers, they should be able to apply, then publish books, volumes, and chapters. If there is anything wrong with either of those paths, please let us know on discord in the bug reporting channel.
We’re developing ways for readers to support the writers who create the awesome fictional worlds we bask in - one of the ways is with “cookies”, our virtual currency. Because, you know, chocolate chip cookies kind of look like the moon? No? Well, everyone likes cookies, or something like that.
Anyway, in the future, readers will be able to donate cookies to authors, who will be able to redeem them for money. Cookies will also be worked into the future “premium” system, allowing readers to pay for chapters individually if they don’t want to pay for a monthly subscription.
We’re sorry to hear that you were denied! Your application was either denied because:
- The contents did not comply with our non-exclusive agreement
- The writing was not up to par with the MoonQuill standard.
No matter the reason, don’t fret! You can always apply again. If you were denied for the second reason, come by the MoonQuill discord! You can find authors and editors there to talk to and improve your writing.