Hi All, I'm writing a novel in which the main character comes from a somewhat obscure part of the world, and I recently stumbled upon a website hosted in that part of the world that is looking for submissions -- including fiction -- that share stories from that part of the world. I think my novel could gain some decent exposure on this website, especially since I personally know one of its employees. However, I am wary of the dangers of sharing my story for free before I have explored the possibility of getting published -- and I would like to publish this novel someday. My biggest concern is that my novel will lose its value if people can read it -- even part of it -- online for free. Also note that, while the readers of this site make up a decent percentage of my target audience, the site is unlikely to generate traffic from the United States, which is where my novel takes place. I'm not quite sure how to weigh these two factors, however. What are my options here? Although I spend a lot of time writing, I'm new to the world of publishing, and would like some advice before I submit my work online. Any help would be greatly appreciated.