Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

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Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

Postby morganb » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:42 am

Hey all,

I'm doing the 52 Week Story Challenge (thanks again Phillip McCollum!) and posting the stories on my website. Not a lot of traffic there: maybe a couple members of my family and a few friends, if I'm lucky. Can I still submit these stories for publication elsewhere? I can't seem to find any definitive guidelines or "rules" about this. Maybe I can only submit them as Reprints...? I dunno. Anybody have any experience with this that can share some links?


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Re: Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 am

If you were to submit them anywhere, you'd unfortunately have to do it as reprints. Publishing online, even to a tiny audience, counts as publishing.
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Re: Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

Postby orbivillein » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Publisher submission guidelines occasion whether a given publication considers self-published stories posted on a personal website first publication rights expended. Some say yes, some say nothing, a very few say no. Too many publications to sort those and links out from among the fray.

Everyday Fiction says yes, unequivocal, self-published on a personal site is first publication rights exhausted. Fourth paragraph. One common exception is whether access is public or a restricted access. A password or "Friend" only restriction amounts to non-public publication exception. Everyday Fiction's policy is guide enough for overall professionals' consideration.

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Re: Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

Postby MattDovey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:15 am

Definitely only count as reprints. Even stories originally posted on Patreon--where they're locked away--get considered as reprints by most markets (e.g. PodCastle).
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Re: Can I submit stories I'm posting on my website?

Postby morganb » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 am

Thanks everyone!
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