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Hmm, doesn't say anything about payment that I can find. Exposure is great, but at a certain point in the game, publishing for exposure alone is no longer attractive.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tasha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/04/2007 at 11:38pm
Originally posted by FinalExam FinalExam wrote:

   Exposure is great, but at a certain point in the game, publishing for exposure alone is no longer attractive.


I can tell you speak from experience, I suppose it comes down to luck and who you know! I was reading in my local paper about a 13 year old boy from my town who has just published his second novel! He writes crime novels, I read the excerpt of The Perfect Kill and it's not bad (considering he was 11 when he wrote it!) I guess he landed well on his feet.
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Ugh, don't tell me about 11 year olds publishing novels! lol Here I am, 33 almost and still with mostly nothing small press magazines and e-zine credits under my belt. My few talks with publishers about my novels have yielded nothing more than their assertion that I need to be more willing to "write to market," and the pro-rate magazines still think I suck. I will be in a couple of upcoming anthologies, have two essays in the Horror 101 book, and have sold three stories to pro-rate magazines, but for my age I still feel I'm horribly behind. And now this 11 year old is showing me up. I will kick his ass!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tasha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/05/2007 at 12:59am
lol! I come from a rough town! so be careful From what I've read you're a great writer, pro-rate magazines are talking out of their ass if they think you suck... you should be kicking their ass! I truly hope that you are appreciated in my life time, so I can brag " Mark Gunnels, yeah I used to know him from the Koontz forum!!!" How cool would that be.
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One editor from a small-press magazine told me he was thinking about branching out into releasing small-press books and if he did, he'd like to do a short story collection with me. That really excited me because short fiction is my passion more so than novels. I'm nto getting my hopes up because this may never happen, but it's flattering that he at least is considering it.
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