Post by Jeff Gerke on Dec 21, 2009 12:15:11 GMT -5
While I love that we have a place where people can post their writing and get feedback, I want you to know something first.
The laws are still being hammered out, but as of this writing some publishers and magazines will consider your work "published" if it appears on a Web site like this.
So if you were to post your short story here and then gain the interest of someone putting together an anthology, for instance, you might be able to sell it only as a reprint or other much-lower-paying alternative. While all the other authors are getting, say, $100 for their stories, you might get $5.
I think it's silly, personally, that they would consider this publication, but I just wanted you to know that if you post something here you run the risk of having it hurt you in later publishing discussions regarding that story.
I don't know, but you might also be considered ineligible to participate in contests and such that are limited to unpublished authors.
One way around this is newburydave's sandbox idea.
Newburydave is a member of The Anomaly.
Note that while I'm happy to point folks to his site I'm not officially endorsing or recommending it, nor is it officially tied to Marcher Lord Press, The Anomaly, or WhereTheMapEnds.
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2009 12:17:37 GMT -5 by Jeff Gerke