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Poll: Have you ever submitted something for publication?

Yes and I've been published 22 (36%)
Yes but none have been accepted 8 (13%)
No but I want to 18 (30%)
No and I don't have any interest in it 13 (21%)
   Discussion: Have you ever submitted something for publication?
danced with Lazlo · 16 years, 1 month ago
danced with Lazlo Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
Yes, I've had a couple of things published and I'm mostly emarassed by/ashamed of them.
Wintress Back · 16 years ago
you got scammed published by that poetry contest company too?
goovie is married! Back · 16 years ago
ooh, are we bashing one of my former employers? cos i'm always up for that.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years ago
You aren't scammed till you buy the book, or the plack or any of the other things they try to sell you.
goovie is married! Back · 16 years ago
exactly. the contest? is real. the editorial department is in charge of judging those submissions and they put a lot of thought into selecting the winners. the real winners, that is. you're scammed if you think being a "semifinalist" or whatever means anything--any poem that isn't full of profanity or is a "semifinalist." and you're scammed if you buy any of the crap they try to sell you--the books, the plaques, the mugs, the cds, whatever. you don't have to pay to be published, and you're never forced to pay for anything.

that being said, that company is seriously shady, and all the other editors who were hired and let go along with me would probably back me up.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years ago
It was a strange company, I think they deliberatly hired honest and qualified people to run the contest to give the scam aspecs a patina of respectability.
dirty life & times · 16 years, 1 month ago
but i don't have much hope for its publication.
Bender · 16 years, 1 month ago
middle school *and* high school, baby!

book reviews (fifth - seventh grade), a really crappy mystery serial (eighth grade), an interview with a really crappy punk band from my school (freshman year), and some thing written from the point of view of a marshmallow peep (sophomore year)

not like this counts or anything.
Talcott · 16 years, 1 month ago
Well, depending on how you definie it, everyone who posts to this has something published.

I'm not as good at sending out submissions as I should be. So far, the only thing I have had published was what amounts to an inside joke for poets, in a small lit magazine a group of us threw together. Wwe had big intentions at the time, which we never actually followed through on.

Andrea Krause · 16 years, 1 month ago
I said no, because I figured it meant like actual public commercial publication or something. I've been published in high school and college litmags, but I didn't think that counted.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
That's how I answered too. I was got things published in high school and college, I think always in the math/science magazines. I don't think I have copies of any of them anymore.

I was also one of the two authors of "the jounral of moral affairs" in college. We used the pen names Modus Ponons and Modus Tollens [spelling help please]. We wrote out a scenario and gave our moral judgement what was right. All I really remember was the "quote of the issue." "Humor is the ultimate morality." This lasted all of one issue, was hand written, and only read by us.
ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
Yeah, I had a couple of musical reviews and an article in the high school paper, but I didn't count those. Though they never chose to run the article I submitted about Condomania. Oh well.
goovie is married! · 16 years, 1 month ago
a few pieces in a kids' creative writing magazine, music reviews and news stories in the college newspaper, and one paper in an academic journal.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
I read the paper in the academic journal. It was on the Heavenly Twins, see I can remember things.
zil · 16 years, 1 month ago
... I don't know what constitutes "publication". is it only books, zines and journals? or is it any public use of? like in advertising or design?
J. Andrew World Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
My assumption is that it's written word, but I am assuming anything.
J. Andrew World · 16 years, 1 month ago
Been published many times over the years, I have done an album cover, a record logo, magazine spot illustrations, even a magazine cover (To top it off, the guy who did the cover after me, won a hugo award). Also, I have done two chap book covers and the second one has several orginal illustrations. Plus, I have my work on t shirts all around the world, and we arn't just talking about my cafepress store, either. So, yes I have been published.

Check out my website to see these peice that have on
J. Andrew World Back · 16 years, 1 month ago
Plus I have had con reveiws published that I have written.
Doktor Pepski, kommie · 16 years, 1 month ago
I have a woman in my life that feels the need to have the world see my work, so she's real insistent that I submit my work to a fan comic for a con.
J. Andrew World Back · 16 years ago
So do it.
Arbie · 16 years, 1 month ago
I've done my share of letter to the editor writing but I doubt if that counts. I was editor of a computer club newsletter and as it is hard to motivate anybody to help, generally I wrote most of it too. I doubt if that counts either. Robin is the serious writer in this family and she has submitted lots of poems to various places, sadly no one has given her a positive response (yet).
A girl named Becca Back · 16 years ago
I dunno, a friend of mine had a letter to the editor printed in the NY Times and I think she considers that being published. :)
meh · 16 years ago
*elects to just hide from this whole topic*
zil Back · 16 years ago
like omg yeah.

*hides with*
meh Back · 16 years ago
*secures and makes comfortable our hiding place of hidingness*
Misch · 16 years ago

CD Album art. I had a photo published in the RIT Reporter's arts issue. I've written papers and found that they've been cited by two others. I'll probably have a paper published in a conference in the next year or so.

Plus a few letters to the editor of various publications, and a couple of articles in GDT.

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