Re: Litopia, I would seriously reconsider as the website:
(1) Asks for the disclosure of confidential information (user contact info); and,
(2) Asks the user to upload intellectual property.
Personally, I don't want to deal with a website that asks for disclosure of confidential information, and, intellectual property without either of the above mentioned policies.
The apparent owner of the site, Peter Cox, who, according to domaintools.com, resides in the U.K., makes pie-in-sky promises about how wonderful litopia.com is, and, de-emphasizes membership fees (but still asks for a donation nonetheless) hasn't bothered with fundamental policies.
Granted, the site is written by writers for writers, but disagreements and copyright infringement do occur. And without either policy in place to provide some kind of guideline this is just unacceptable. Where does the user turn to in the event of a disagreement? Mr. Cox, who asks for a "donation," does not even bother to include an email address on litopia.com. Being Internet savvy, I knew to look on domaintools.com, but what of less savvy writers?
I have an email request out to Mr. Cox regarding the above mentioned policies, but regardless of the site's tenure on the web, litopia.com seems like a sketch operation to me.
I'm not willing to entrust either my contact information or my intellectual property to an operation that can't get its act together long enough to create fundamental operational policies.