I would like some advice on how to pull this off. My plan is as follows: 1. Finish the novella I'm currently writing (not to exceed 40K words); 2. Publish the novella together with 5 previously published short stories in a single volume. Why do I want to do it this way? First, because it's very difficult to get standalone novellas published traditionally (unless you're already famous), so I need to pad out the volume with something else. Second, because I want to rescue these stories from the small-venue limbo where they currently reside. So, first I have the question of how to go about querying for this combination of unpublished material and previously published material. A further problem is the copyright issue. The 5 stories appeared in two different publications, one of which went out of business years ago. I have no idea where the former editor is or even if he is still alive. The novella and a couple of the stories can be categorized as SF/F. Grateful for any advice.