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A Publishing Credit I'm Not Proud Of


If you go to Amazon.com and type my real first and last name into the search engine, you'll find a book entitled United Brethren Bishops, From 1889-1997, Volume 1.

I was asked in the early 90's to write a chapter on one of the U.B. Bishops for the book with the understanding I submit a first draft and after a professional team had examined the manuscript, it would be returned to me for a second draft.

Sadly, the book was published without anybody being allowed to rewrite their first draft including me.

My chapter is crappy.

But it still looks good on a cover letter. ;-)

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hearmemeep
Sep. 7th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
That happened to me once. A friend of the family ran a local computer magazine and asked me when I was a teenager to write something for the gaming review section. I wrote it on Pokemon Stadium and Perfect Dark.

The first section was on Perfect Dark and the second section was on Pokemon Stadium. I had sent her what I wrote for editing. At the last minute I sent her an e-mail noting that on Perfect Dark you'll also be able to operate a hovercraft.

So she tacked onto the end of the Pokemon Stadium article, "Did I mention that you can also drive a hovercraft?"

..... D'OH!

angelbear_oh
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Maybe LiveJournal should throw your first drafts back at you for rewrites. I noticed that you employ a double negative toward the end of the third paragraph.
eric_hinkle
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Publishing cred is publishing cred. And it'll probably look better to some publishers than saying that you had stories in a "furry magazine".
stauros
Sep. 8th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
When "The Bite of Fire" appeared in PPF#5 I discovered it was a few drafts short of the final. Nothing major had changed, but it was missing tweaks Greywolf & Lynx had requested.

BTW, do you still have a wishlist on Amazon? What name is it under? (Please don't get your hopes up, I just want it for future reference.)
literary_equine
Sep. 8th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)

Because I got into a literary comment fight with a group I am convinced is a cult, I had to change my Amazon.com name completely so nobody could trace me.

I know that sounds bizarre, but I have two of this man's devotees in my church and if they discovered I spoke "evil" about their guru, things would get quite intense.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A97E5JRB2VQR8 should get you there, but remember one very, very, very, important, salient fact: My Wish Lists mirror my interests and research. I do not necessarily endorse all books and resources on my Wish List. Some are there only for tracking.
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