This is a must-read for anyone who submits to small presses, anthologies, magazines, etc.
Writers, I can’t tell you this enough: DO YOUR RESEARCH. Do your research, talk to writers who have been published by that press/magazine/etc. Because this stuff DOES HAPPEN.

It’s also a part of why I am VERY hesitant to submit to small presses/anthologies. I cannot guarantee that this won’t happen to me. My work is precious to me.

You all know I’ve been ranting about my first ever publication coming out for the last little while… “She makes me smile” was picked up by Undead Press (Anthony Giangregorio) to be published in their anthology called Cavalcade of Terror and the book was released May 1st 2012.

I waited… and waited… I was SO excited to see my story and name in print.

One of my friends even went as far as to pay 40$ to Expresspost me a copy of Cavalcade, I waited around two days for the delivery. (Apparently I’m dealing with a buzzer issue here at the house.)

It finally came in and believe me, I didn’t waste any time ripping into the package…

FLIP, FLIP, FLIP… Find the Table of Contents.
Scan down…

…and my heart sank.

Wtf? :( There’s a spelling mistake in the title of my story. *(Not from my submission however… They…

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