When publishing goes wrong…Starring Undead Press

Stories like this one give me the willies when I’m submitting my own work to various markets… especially ones I’m not immediately familiar with.

This is a story that says, “browse your potential but unfamiliar market’s website (and Google them as well) for a bit, pick up their vibe… do they seem on the level and professional? Is anyone else talking about their experience with this market?” I have to say, I clicked through to Undead Press and wasn’t too impressed with what was presented there. On the other hand, I had just read this horror story…

You all know I’ve been ranting about my first ever publication coming out for the last little while… “She makes me smile” was picked up by Undead Press (Anthony Giangregorio) to be published in their anthology called Cavalcade of Terror and the book was released May 1st 2012.

I waited… and waited… I was SO excited to see my story and name in print.

One of my friends even went as far as to pay 40$ to Expresspost me a copy of Cavalcade, I waited around two days for the delivery. (Apparently I’m dealing with a buzzer issue here at the house.)

It finally came in and believe me, I didn’t waste any time ripping into the package…

FLIP, FLIP, FLIP… Find the Table of Contents.
Scan down…

…and my heart sank.

Wtf? 😦 There’s a spelling mistake in the title of my story. *(Not from my submission however… They…

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I write about my science fiction and fantasy writing--and plenty of other things--at sabarton.com

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