Preditors and Editors

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Preditors and Editors

Postby Oldtimer » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:35 am

I was surprised to read that P&E are shutting up shop until a new Caretaker is appointed, the owners having decided that the site needs revision. The job description sounds daunting but I hope a fully-qualified person will soon be found. In the meantime, how do we check credentials of publishers? Is "Writer Beware" still active?
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Re: Preditors and Editors

Postby pls » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:04 am

Googling the publisher by name might produce some useful results.
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Re: Preditors and Editors

Postby Rosedarling » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:09 pm

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Re: Preditors and Editors

Postby Yportne » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:34 pm

You're right, Oldtimer. Might be difficult to find someone who has those skills and experience and who is also willing to invest that amount of time. Thanks for calling my attention to P&E and Writer Beware. I've book marked both sites. My early experience with editors/publishers was a bit like the old saying, "You pays your money and takes your chances." Since then, my first question is, "Do I have to send money along with my manuscript to get it read?"


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