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    Hello Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by editorcrookedhat, Dec 17, 2010.

    Hi Folks
    My name is Matt and I'm the owner of a very small and very new publishing company.
    Basically, I'm a book addict who has taken the leap and decided that it was time to make a living from my passion. My company has already obtained it's first author and we will publish in April.
    I don't do 'vanity publishing' so please don't take this as an advert. This is (in the sense of the author/publisher realtionship) a traditional publishing house.
    I do want to publish books that are lighthearted and humourous, so if you have something that fits the bill please feel free to have a look at the website.
    In the meantime this looks like a great site and I'm looking forward to some interesting chats.
    Best Wishes
    Matt
     
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    Welcome! Hmm I might be looking for a publisher within the next month or two...
     
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    Hi, well we're always looking! Obviously we can't promise but we'll be happy to have a look at any work you might want to submit, and thanks for your interest:)
     
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    Hello Matt, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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