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I have a writing project I'd like to crowdsource. I imagine opening the project definition to an open call, and awarding the work to the most creative writer / thinker based on a sample of their work or on the complete deliverable.

What sites exist that provide a good platform for such a project?

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Let me get this straight. You want to crowd-source your writing project, and also you want to crowd-source the crowd-sourcing? –  Robusto May 16 '11 at 1:11
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I think he's looking for an existing platform that supports and facilitates the kind of project and participation he wants. That seems like a reasonable question. –  Standback May 16 '11 at 9:01
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I don't see how this is crowdsourcing. It appears that this is simply an attempt to get work done without having to pay a reasonable wage, like a logo design contest. Or do I misunderstand? This is spec work. Why on earth would you not simply find a good writer and hire him to write your project? –  Lynn Beighley May 16 '11 at 11:25
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And there is nothing collaborative about choosing an individual from the crowd to do the final project. Without collaboration, this is not crowdsourcing. –  Lynn Beighley May 16 '11 at 11:31
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He's perfectly correct in his usage of the term. Crowd-sourcing does not always imply collaborative work between multiple sources. It can also mean an individual is sourcing solutions from a crowd of individuals: an individual proposes a project; X number of people submit their work to meet the requirements of the project to earn the prize. The individual then chooses the one they prefer. (CrowdSpring does this.) Absolutely no problem with his usage. The only question really is whether or not it has anything to do with writing. –  Craig Sefton May 16 '11 at 11:58
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Have a look at Crowdspring. They have several categories for crowd-sourcing Writing Projects.

Edit: For more information on how the writing aspect works, see this blog post on their website: Crowdsourced Writing Projects on crowdSPRING

Note: never used them myself, so can't comment on the actual service, quality etc.

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you can use Contrich for choosing the best writer that suits your project. You can copy a web page over there and ask potential writers to provide sample content on that page. Not only for selection purpose, you can execute your content project on Contrich and track content progress on each web page.

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Manish, as your profile list contrich.com as your website, per site rules you must disclose your affiliation with the site in your answer. –  justkt Jun 3 '11 at 15:22
    
@justkt I am a member of byteclip team and we built contrich for content writers to reduce communication gap and effectively collaborate content on a web page. –  Manish Jun 5 '11 at 10:12
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Please have a look at some of the websites where you can crowdsource your writing projects:

1) http://www.crowdsourcing.org/navigate-search?q=writers

2) http://www.kickstarter.com/

Any one among these or all of them may help.

Thanks..

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Also, these links can help you :3) minuteworkers.com 4) innocentive.com 5) www.odesk.com. Please let me know if you want more or if any of these is not useful to you. –  Sweet72 Sep 2 '13 at 19:17
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Whether this is crowd sourcing or not, your need seems to be finding a good writer, who is available to write for you. Assuming that you are willing to pay for the work, you can find freelance writers at elance.com.

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