The StoryServer service is currently free. However, in order to cover the costs of running the service we will eventually switch to a (very modest) fee-based subscription service. We will announce our fee-based policy well in advance of any changes to the service.
In order to help promote storytelling as a visual art, as well as support photo journalistic and press freedoms, StoryServer will offer grants in the form of free subscriber accounts and free platform support via the StoryServer grants scheme. More information about the grant scheme will be available shortly after we officially launch the StoryServer service.