Inkubate aims to digitize the slush pile with a portfolio-building site for writers. Publishers and agents will subscribe to the service and pay to access portfolio materials from authors.
The site is clean, adorable, and simple to navigate. The focus of the frontpage is a visualization of the connection process echoed in the logo. The site also has many librarian-approved features including snippet-view for manuscripts, a hardcore database search, and “document audit” so subscribers can see the portfolios that have attracted attention from other publishers. There’s a lot of information on the site for a beta. The blog is already pretty substantial and is aimed at attracting authors to the site with user profiles, news, and tips for aspiring writers.