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  1. SethR

    SethR New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
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    Anthology, One Short Story?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by SethR, Feb 14, 2010.


    I am a little confused about how anthologies(?) work. If I'm correct a publisher publishes an anthology from a bunch of short stories collected from one or more people. But I get confused about the part if say, I submitted a short story to the publisher, and they decide to publish it in an anthology with like 7 other short stories written by other authors. Anybody have any ideas how they do royalties or how they do that?

  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    first of all, it's a sad fact that many 'anthologies' are scams that make their money on those whose works are included [and their friends/family] purchasing a book that never will be seen in a book store or library... so, be sure to check the publisher out very carefully... start with p&e, then go over their website looking for any signs of it being less than legit... and google for feedback from unhappy contributors/victims...

    if it's a legit one, they will explain how contributors are paid... some pay a flat fee and some pay royalties, split among the contributors...
  3. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Contributing Member Contributor

    Nov 30, 2006
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    Ohio, USA
    Mammamaia is correct in that most anthologies explain up front what they will pay. Some pay nothing other than contributor copies. Some pay a flat rate (either per word or per story). Some pay a % of the royalties to each contributing author.

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