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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:29:59 PM

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have a site called Writer Beware which alerts authors to scams in the publishing industry...I know, hard to believe...check it out as the site applies to all genres, and be sure to like their Facebook page...:)

WRITER BEWARE ®
http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/

From their site...

"Writer Beware is the public face of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Committee on Writing Scams. We also receive sponsorship from the Mystery Writers of America. Like many genre-focused writers’ groups, SFWA and MWA are concerned not just with issues that affect professional authors, but with the problems and pitfalls that face aspiring writers. Writer Beware, founded in 1998, reflects that concern.

Although SFWA and MWA are US-based organizations of professional fiction authors, Writer Beware’s efforts aren’t limited by country, genre, or publication history. We’ve designed the Writer Beware website so it can be used by any writer, new or established, regardless of subject, style, genre, or nationality."

I urge anyone considering using any publisher that asks for any upfront fee to check out the site...I know there are quite a few writers these days going various self-publishing routes...and there are plenty of publishers out there willing to take a writer's money to put out a book...how much you actually get in return, especially after the check clears, is a whole other subject...


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ladysharon
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:44:09 AM

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Thanks, Alan. I have it bookmarked.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 6:36:27 PM

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Sort of bumping this one...don't have a nice bump gif like Nicola, so I'll just say "Bump"...

There's been someone soliciting SS members again...I personally don't really have an issue, but just a friendly reminder...if any publisher comes looking for you...no matter how good you think you are...it's probably too good to be true...just saying...happy8

And it is always better to know the facts before getting into anything...

Solicitation Alerts: JustFiction! Edition and DIP Publishing House
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2011/08/solicitation-alerts-justfiction-edition.html


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saturdaynight
Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:11:29 AM

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ah.. I got one too. And got me thinking, "wow, I'm that good? Really now?"

*giggles*

At least someone thought I was even if I don't think so. lol

drunken babbles.. Happy New Year Everyone!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:25:47 PM

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The other site that does similar work is Preditors & Editors btw...here's their link...

Welcome to Preditors & Editors
http://pred-ed.com/


Just a note as of July, 2015...I'm told this site is no longer up to date, though I believe there is still useful info in their archives...


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