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Apr 17 17 5:24 PM
willmize wrote:I flip immediately to the MOPB article and it's really, really good.And I look at the byline, and it says 'Article and Interview by TED NEWSOM".
Huh, I says to myself, that sounds familiar.
So yeah, Ted Newsom, you did an amazing job, and I just wanted to say thank you for your time and effort back in the day.
You made me pretty dang happy, albeit some 27 years later.
Yours for good manners, but not prompt ones,
Apr 17 17 5:53 PM
MJ Simpson wrote:yendor1152 wrote:I won't respond in detail, except to say this wasn't my "first article I ever sold." I've been a paid professional freelance writer since 1985. So you've got about five years on me. Good for you. If you've managed to go 32 years without any editor (or sub) changing your text, you've either written for a very, very limited range of magazines or you've been extraordinarily fortunate. Because it happens all the time. Maybe not so much on the small-scale mags mostly discussed on this board where freelancers have a personal relationship with the editor (who probably does their own subbing) but in the big wide world of publishing companies producing mags like SFX, Empire, Total Film etc, once you've submitted that copy and been paid, they can do whatever the hell they like with it. And anyone who's a diva about not having their copy changed just won't get commissioned again.
yendor1152 wrote:I won't respond in detail, except to say this wasn't my "first article I ever sold." I've been a paid professional freelance writer since 1985.
Apr 17 17 6:00 PM
Apr 17 17 6:12 PM
lsohgirl wrote:-A page of LSoH holds, in 8 point Schoobook font (I think that is it. Have to ask my sister/designer) 1,660 words.
Apr 17 17 6:20 PM
gardibolt wrote:My main problem with providing feedback is that I get the issue of something and it sits around for a few months (or longer) before I finally get around to reading it. I figure at that point no one is interested in my thoughts (yesterday's news is tomorrow's fish and chips paper), but if it's of any use to folks like LSoH I'll spew forth my thoughts tardily in the future.
Apr 17 17 6:23 PM
Apr 17 17 6:47 PM
yendor1152 wroteI have indeed gone 32 years without ANY editor changing my material the way Ray Ferry did. And that experience includes long runs at Fangoria. It's not that I've written "for a very, very limited range of magazines." Since you know nothing about me, that's just snark. And yes, I've been VERY fortunate to work with real professionals who bounced back any article to me for revisions, if they were required. When I submit something for publication, it's polished. Revisions, if any, are slight. If you've had a different experience, well, what can be said.
Apr 17 17 7:11 PM
Apr 17 17 8:46 PM
lsohgirl wrote:I would think if one regularly didn't get a by-line or credit on theirwriting, they would have difficulty establishing a resume to show toother publishers and possible jobs? Saying "I wrote this for X, and Iwrote that for Y but, no, my name isn't on it?"I would hope that isn't the norm too often among paying publishers.
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D'Entre les Morts, Richard J. Schellbach
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Apr 18 17 2:54 PM
lsohgirl wrote:Pat Wright! My favorite author. I'm shocked, I tell 'ya, SHOCKED!Who can believe anything anymore!! (we likes our exclamation points !!!)
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04/19/17 2:31 AM
lsohgirl wrote:Every article or interview I've pushed forward has always eventually appeared.And if I've not replied to queries, that is my fault and should never happen!
It certainly hasn't happened to me. I've never had the pleasure of submitting a query to LSOH.
I'll add some praise here by saying that I think LSOH is among the top ten best genre magazines. Since it's packed with info, and info is what I want, it hardly gets any better than LSOH.
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