Sorry to make two threads in such a short span of time. I've been thinking about submitting some poetry and short stories to publications, but literally all of them have been published on one public writing forum, if not two. It is my understanding that there *are* publications out there that accept already-published works. I know that they do not pay well (we're talking pennies), if at all, and they tend to have small audiences... but money isn't an issue to me. I would be ecstatic to just have some of my work accepted and then shared with readers. Has anybody gone this route, or might anybody warn me against it? Would I be better off in the long-run just self-publishing a collection of my poems and short-stories in the future (say, as an ebook on Amazon or something), since that would be more lucrative and might garner more attention? Also, when submitting to publications there's always some terms and conditions. Is it worth hiring a lawyer who is familiar with copyright so that you don't get screwed? Word salads full of law-jargon make my head hurt and leave me quite confused.