Ready Chapter 1 is the community-powered platform connecting book publishers with undiscovered writers. Here's how we do it:

Swap Feedback

Give and receive real-time feedback with fellow writers in RC1’s Peer Critique Forum. Our community includes everyone from brand new writers to multi-published authors.

Level Up

View your critique notes and Story Scores™ to see what’s great about your work and what might need a little polish. Revise with the confidence that comes from real feedback.

Get Picked!

The community decides which stories are READY to be pitched to agents and editors. We’re out to discover the next big thing and it can be YOU

RC1's top-scoring writers have been connected with agents from:

Start swapping stories with fellow writers for FREE.

Real Writers. Real Community. Real Success.

Rediscover a Passion for Writing


“I am excited to get back into writing, and RC1 is a great motivator for me to get off my arse and create.”

RC1 User

Level Up Your Storytelling Toolkit

“It’s a great platform. Has substantiallyimproved my writing with invaluable feedback.I highly recommend it.”

RC1 User
Pitch Contest Finalist


Hit Your Next Professional Milestone

“Honestly, I was in shock when we first talked on the phone, and I was offered representation. I am definitely basking in the achievement of this goal.”

~Jake Fluekiger
Total Story Accelerator Graduate
Represented by The Tobias Agency

Achieve the Ultimate Publishing Dream!

“We have an official launch date! CELEBRITY CRUSH will come out Feb. 11, 2025 from Hachette!”

~Christy Swift
Total Story Accelerator Graduate Published Author

So how does a writer usually ‘break in’ to Publishing?

Publishing is a journey. Don't go it alone.

Build Your Author Toolkit

With advice from experienced writers and master classes taught by industry veterans. The more you learn and the harder you work, the sooner your work will be ready. 

Grow Your Writer Network

Through contests judged by acquiring editors and agents. Learn what they’re looking for in a manuscript and submit with confidence knowing you’ve made a personal connection.

Break the Rejection Cycle

Polish your story until it shines with the help of fellow writers on the same journey. Learn tricks of the trade for getting past the slush pile and into the eager hands of editors and agents.

Join us for the adventure.