I just found an interesting website called Authonomy. It is the property of Harper Collins, publishers. People upload chapters of unpublished novels and you can look at them, review them etc. The most popular ones get looked at by HC for possible publication. It seems reasonably democratic.
Unfortunately you have to register to browse the books - though that is a mercifully simple process and comes without strings attached.
If you do have a look, check out the novel FORGED TRUTH by Jack Carraway. It strongly reminds me of Catch 22 - but set against the election of a new US president. I am told that Carraway has connections to Leicester - though to say more might be dangerous as the secret service has ears everywhere!