I think it's safe to assume that the writers on this database have a pretty decent idea about the strengths and weaknesses of writing web serials. If you don't know me, I'm the author of Kings & Queens, and the owner of Project Solis. The idea behind it - using the nature of a constantly updating world to bring in writers to write spin-offs that are incorporated into the main codex of the story. It was a way to make something that is more active than reading a novel even more so.
However, I've had my fair share of stumbling blocks. For instance, finding writers who will stay the course. Many "writers" have expressed interest in writing for Project Solis but won't follow through once the planning phase starts. I pay writers $0.03 a word for short stories somewhere between 4,000-10,000 words. To me, that seems fair, but maybe I'm being short-sighted and it's nowhere near fair. I realize that it takes quite a bit of time to get a short story written, especially one where they are having to learn about the pre-established world. They have to plan to make sure what they write is feasible in my world, and then there's editing that has to be done. It's an involved process. I do get that.
So my question is: is there something I should be doing in order to get more writers? Should I be paying more? I've never seen a business model quite like this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.