We’re often flooded with hundreds of thousands of web sites showcasing user-submitted writings. I’m a self-proclaimed fan of English literature. I’m not only referring to the English language, but specifically literature about English culture, both classical as well as modern.
But time and time again I find myself coming back to UKAuthors.com, which I feel reflects UK writing better than any other English literature web sites out there. What I especially like about UKAuthors is that the writings are “current” and deliciously raw. It doesn’t have the editorial aftertastes of the more mainstream English literature sites.
With interesting subjects from cybersex to hooliganism, there’s bound to be something up your literary alley. Nice widgets, such as the ability to listen to audio narrations of selected writings (in MP3 format) adds to the experience.
My only gripe with UKAuthors is the user interface. It’s a little overwhelming to navigate yourself in the vast maze of content available within the site. From the URL structure (and the GENERATOR meta tag), it’s clear that one of the reasons for this is due to the site engine itself, PHPNuke. I’ve developed for PHPNuke before, and must say that UKAuthors will sooner, rather than later, need to find a more dynamic CMS to fuel its growth.
UKAuthors is one of my daily “must visit” web sites. Make it yours as well… you definitely won’t regret it.