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17 January 2006 @ 03:12 am
 
Okay, I’ve been looking up publishers for books and magazines in my genres, and just general steps for getting published and guidelines for manuscripts. I may as well try getting some of my already completed short stories published so I’m at least getting somewhere while I finish my children’s stories. I’ll continue reading up on things I ought to know and try submitting to a few different magazines. And I must keep working on my stories, too, so I can get them finished. Finished is good. *nods*
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Richcpiseco on January 19th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
When I was looking into getting my work published, I came across a harsh reality via a writer friend of mine: gifts.

A lot of publishers receive _so_ many requests, that they need an incentive to even give your work a passing glance.

Incentives being: a nice bottle of wine, a gift certificate for dinner at a nice restaurant, cash, a nice watch, etc...

I was told to just think of something along those lines that I could include in the package with a copy of my finished work. Now what I don't know is if that's just for the big publishers, most publishers, or all publishers...because I know that there are indy publishers out there, looking for a big thing and looking to make a name for themselves.

Best wishes...you were a splendid creative talent on FR. I hope you follow through and share it with the rest of the literary community.
Marianneresplendentposy on January 20th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
Hm, most of the sites I've come across offering tips for writers have said to avoid "gimmicks" and such. Thank you for the support though. :)