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    Academic Papers - Previous Publication?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Wayfarer33, Jul 10, 2015.

    I had a paper accepted for the annual conference of an academic society, but it's quite unrelated to the story I'm trying to get published. I'm trying to figure out if I should mention this in a cover letter. As an undergrad planning on grad school, it's a big deal for me, but I'm not sure how relevant, much less impressive, it would be to an editor. I guess it shows I can write, but is he likely to think a scholarly sort of skill set lends itself to fiction?
     
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    As far as I know, if it doesn't have anything to do with your story, they're not interested in it. You could still mention it - I don't think it'll count against you? But I wouldn't expect it to help, either.
     
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    I'd leave it out. They're looking for relevant prior credits, not random ones.
     
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    Thanks. I don't want to draw the wrong kind of attention, or come off as an amateur - especially a pretentious one.
     

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