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    What to do if your poem gets accepted?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Adamer, Jan 15, 2012.

    Hi. I'm a 17 year old (almost 18 year old; in two months) and I submitted a poem to a literary magazine and it got accepted. This is the first time this has ever happened and I don't know what to do. It was simul so am I supposed to withdraw from all the other magazines? And am I supposed to tell them I'm 17 because of legal issues? Thank you.
     
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    You won't have to mention your age. Let the other magazines you submitted to know that the poem has been accepted elsewhere. Congratulations and keep on writing!
     
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    well, it all depends on a lot of factors.
    >Did you submit for the inclusion in their forthcoming issue? or was it for the competition?
    >Did the mention anything about age in their submission guidelines?
    >What magazine was that?

    Besides, if it was a simultaneous submission, generally, it's a thumb rule of all the submission guidelines that if you're accepted to any one of the zines, you MUST withdraw or atleast inform the others about it.
     
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    and Congrats, btw! :p Keep Writing!
     
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    say 'thank you!' and celebrate your success...

    as for the other issues:

    yes, you must withdraw your submission from all other venues...

    if the legal age where you are is 18 and you have to sign a contract, have a parent/legal guardian sign it for you...

    congratulations!... what magazine will it be in and what's the title of the piece?... will it be a paid credit?
     

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