Suggestions


It has come to my attention that not all my readers enjoy the same types of posts. I’m opening the floor to suggestions. I know I haven’t posted any chapters for “A Journey Endured: The Danielle Chronicles” And I’m starting to think my readers are missing these chapters. However, I cannot know without your input. I have been focusing on writing more and more of the chapters but had recently heard that publishing companies won’t accept a non virgin manuscript (meaning: if its published anywhere else such as; WordPress or other blogs it is no longer worthy of a publishing company.) This scares me because I’d hate to finish these chapters, clean them up and then be told sorry the world has seen your goods. I have chapters ready to go per your suggestion.

If you want more Journey leave me a comment via the comments section.

If you’d like to vote, please vote on the poll to tell me whether you would prefer one style over the other, or if you enjoy them all. Keeping in mind, If you want them all, but are missing journey please still comment asking for Journey.

Also what are your thoughts of this “Losing credentials with publishers” concept?

I look forward to your thoughts.

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27 thoughts on “Suggestions

  1. thespiritkeepers says:

    And yet another reply from someone who published his poem that were on wordpress at the time.

    Phen Weston
    To thespiritkeepers@yahoo.com Aug 17 at 11:50 PM
    Hello,

    Sorry for the late reply, had a couple of busy days at work. So, I use CreateSpace to publish my work, which is a publishing company owned by Amazon. It’s really simple to use and doesn’t cost you a penny. Basically it runs as a print on demand basis and they take a cut and manufacturing costs out of the book price.

    As for the manuscript itself, they’re pretty simple to create and CreateSpace have several templates to guide you if you need them. But as for content, as long as it is you’re own work, or out of copyright, you can print or reprint anything you like. For example, nearly all my poetry in my books have previously been featured on WordPress or printed in some other form, e.g. Magazines. It’s entirely up to you.

    Let me know how it goes and I will buy a copy when you publish 🙂 let me know if I can help in any other way too.

    Regards,
    Phen

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  2. thespiritkeepers says:

    Hi Rareity. Hope you are well and life is agreeable with you. I found in my inbox this morning a reply from a publisher which you will find interesting as I did. I think I will follow her advice. Yipee!

    Dear Paul Parent,

    Thank you for your email! Something published on WordPress would, yes, be considered previously published. However, if she takes her writing down and then waits about 1-2 months, it should no longer show up in her blog history and she’ll be free to submit it to literary journals.

    Best of luck to both of you!

    Daniele

    Writer’s Relief, Inc.

    http://www.WritersRelief.com

    (866) 405-3003 (toll-free)

    (201) 641-3003

    Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn

    From: HelpOnClick Support [mailto:noreply@helponclick.com]
    Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2015 2:08 PM
    To: Ronnie
    Subject: Left message

    A friend is asking if she published on wordpress would that be considered formerly published. How would a publisher know if it has been published if she erased everything?

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  3. thespiritkeepers says:

    Here is one response from acorn press

    Thank you for your interest in Acorn. Poems that have appeared on a website of any kind, including blogs on WordPress, are considered published. Our goal is to publish work that has not been seen before. Most print journals share this policy. Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America, does allow consideration of work that has appeared on Facebook and Twitter, although I believe that they also consider work on a WordPress site as ineligible.

    Best regards,

    Sue

    Acorn

    a journal of contemporary haiku

    Susan Antolin, editor

    acornhaiku@gmail.com

    http://www.acornhaiku.com

    Acorn is now on Twitter: @acornhaiku

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  4. thespiritkeepers says:

    http://michaelhyatt.com/advice-to-first-time-authors.html
    Here are some tidbits for you as I did research this on the internet. Enjoy

    http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.ca/2012/03/defining-unsolicited-manuscripts.html

    http://shahwharton.com/awesome-links/publishers-agents-who-accept-previously-self-published-fiction/

    http://writersrelief.com/blog/2013/11/what-is-considered-previously-published-writing/

    PS. I have three queries out about erasing stuff on wordpress and how would publishers know. I will let you know if even they answer me. Be well

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