I was planning on posting my writings in the Writing Workshop for critiquing, until I read in the publishing forum that literary agents don't easily accept to get stories that have already been published on the Internet published "for real". My problem now is that I really like the dedication and detail with which people critique other people's work on this forum and I don't have many people around me who are able to give me feedback about my work, so I would like to be able to put my writings on this forum to have it reviewed and then be able to delete the thread so that my work won't be here forever (thus lowering my chances to get it published). I understand that even if I publish it on here and delete it, it will be considered published by the agents still, but I suppose the agents are more willing to take the risk to market it if it's been taken off than if it stays here for everyone to see forever. The "edit" button of member's posts disappear after a while, I have noticed, so I have no idea of how I'll erase my story or delete the thread afterwards. Is it even possible to do that (if it isn't, I'm suggesting it, hence why I'm posting it in this sub-forum)? Can somebody explain me how I can? It's important, because I don't think I'll dare to ever post my work here unless I have the certainty that I will be able to erase it and take it off afterwards. Thanks for your help!