RePost – When Publishing Goes Wrong

For any aspiring authors out there, this may be a suitable cautionary tale:

http://mandydegeit.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/when-publishing-goes-wrong-starring-undead-press/

I have had one dealing with the person referred to (I believe… at least, it was one of his presses), and was so definitively rejected I laughed. He said he never wanted to see any of my work ever again. After one story sub. Apparently I’m shit. Well, I know I’m not great, but I like to think 20+ publishing credits means a little something. Anyway, I may have dodged a bullet. Dunno. But I think this shows the value of asking questions and researching who’s out there.

Edit Update: Found this as well, about the same guy:

http://www.booksofthedeadpress.com/2012/05/jonathan-maberry-slams-undead-press.html

 

Edit Update #2: this story is gaining lots of legs. This link includes a heap about watching the language of small presses and their contracts:

http://accrispin.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/editing-clauses-in-publishing-contracts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AtLastWriterBewareBlogsAcCrispinAndVictoriaStraussRevealAll+%28Writer+Beware+Blogs

 

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