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    Posting works and having them published

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Montag, Sep 23, 2007.

    I was wondering, for example, if I were to submit a story for the strong character contest here on writing forums, would I still be able to submit it for publication with an agent later on? Would there be a problem with it having been distributed on the net?

    Sorry if this isn't the right place for the thread too, I wasn't quite sure where to put it.
     
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    You would lose first publishing rights for sure, but I'm not sure about getting it published anyway. I think it might still be possible.
     
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    That's actually a great question. I was wondering that myself. Anyone have any info?
     
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    once it's been in an online contest or posted anyplace where it can be read by the general public, you wouldn't be able to offer 'first rights' and that's all most publications are interested in buying... there are a few that might take a 'reprint' but they're rare and don't pay well or at all...
     

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