A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.
This was the first Discworld novel I read (due to a friend's recommendation) and I went on to read the Discworld series from the start, so that gives you an idea of how good it is. I'd say it's actually a great way to do it because you don't have to worry about all that world building.