Letters and Comments for 12/07/2016

Letters and Comments for 12/07/2016
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2 Responses to "Letters and Comments for 12/07/2016"

  1. Peter garland  December 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Hi, Angela, dear, hope all goes well in the high life in Florida.

    Please comment on the following. Back in February 2016, I sent out an article I had written, “The Love Life of Erskine Childers” to several publications, including the Galway Review in the west of Ireland, who seemed to be interested in it but I heard no more about it. They have a print edition and an on-line one for which they claim a readership of over a quarter of a million.

    Today, surfing the net, I found they had published my article the day after I sent it, along with a photo of me, and they had never told me they were doing so! I’ve emailed them for an explanation.

    Are there any rights involved? I mean, does a publication have to let you know they intend to publish you and get your final okay? They’ve sure ruined the pleasure of it as I would be delighted to be published in Galway but feel as I have been left out in the cold at my own wedding in this case.

    All the best. Freezing here in Oakland, California today – arctic breezes.

    Peter Garland

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  December 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      First, find a copy of their guidelines (if they exist) and a copy of their contract online. I assume hey never paid you. Did you donate the article to them? Did your submission in any way imply that you didn’t expect compensation for the article?
      -Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com