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Subject: a chance to get published
Date Posted: 7/1/2010 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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Here's a chance to get published although it looks like no money comes with this.

From Michael Gasson - DELIVERED



I?m writing to as many writing groups as I can to ensure they are aware of Delivered.


Deliveredis the short-story book I publish four times a year.


Submissions are open to all writers, with any genre considered. There is an upper word limit of 3000 words, aside from that if an author thinks their work is ready, send it in.


Deliveredalso publishes two pages of poetry per issue and must be one of the only short-stories titles to include a crossword that is open to writers to submit.


In order to ensure each new story starts at the top of a page Delivered also features page-fillers. These can be quiz questions, ?on this day? facts, guess the year questions and much more. All of these can be supplied by readers.


For readers there are 72 pages packed with entertainment.

Delivered usually contains at least 15 short stories covering a wide range of genres.


Deliveredis published in March, June, September and December. Submissions are accepted all year round. Multiple submissions are welcome but all work must be previously unpublished.

I try to respond to all submissions within a week, although when I?m preparing an issue it can take longer.

All authors whose work is published receive a free copy of the issue they are in.

More information about Delivered can be found at: www.grimmyproductions.co.uk or you can email me at: delivered@hotmail.co.uk



Many thanks and hope to hear from you


Michael Gasson

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 8:10 PM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2008
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Thank you for the tip!

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Does anyone here have any experience with Delivered?

Subject: Re: a chance to get published
Date Posted: 2/5/2011 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 11/20/2010
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Just some general observations: accepting payments in only copies or working without pay is not a good idea. Most professional editors will not view this a "publication credit" if they know an author wasn't paid anything for it. While I agree that's a ridiculous stigma, I don't make the rules. It's simply an axiom of today's publishing industry. If you want to do it for the fun or experience, that's up to you. But looking to "break in" with this kind of work should be avoided.

To learn about the legitimacy of most agents or publishers, I recommend you check out http://pred-ed.com/, which has become the go-to site for this kind of information.

Finally, stop and ask yourself: why should you submit your work for free so that someone else can make money from it? For the exposure? Don't buy into that idea. 90% of all e-zines don't have a circulation significant enough to get you noticed. If you want to publish professionally and make money for your work, check out sites like CreateSpace, Smashwords, or Scribd. Good luck with your writing!