Writer Beware

Which Publishers Should Writers Avoid?

There are quite a few pit falls out there for writers. One day on Facebook,  P.n. Elrod, writer and protector of writer's rights, wrote to me in response to my wall post about a writing site I had found. I highly recommend her blog to all writers and would be writers.
Please add a comment below about any scams, and practices you run across and help alert other unsuspecting writers.  Please help other writers steer clear of writing traps!

Publishing Advice from Writers

National Writers Union

National Writers Union has the following Warning posted:
Writer Alerts Warning! Working with the following publishers might bring you a lot of grief. These publishers have been unresponsive to writer grievances, and the NWU Grievance and Contract Division recommends that you take the information below into account before signing a contract with any of these parties. The following alerts have been issued by the Grievance and Contracts Division. They are in reverse chronological order.

  • The Intelligent Optimist magazine, September 24, 2013 
  • Heart and Soul Magazine, April 2012 
  • Ishi Press, October 2, 2012 
  • Natural Solutions Magazine, May 10, 2011
  • Libros International, March 15, 2010 
  • NYU Press, June 27, 2008 
  • Fashion Windows, October 1, 2006 
  • Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, November 28, 2005 
  • View Camera Magazine Sept. 9, 2005
Watch their site for updates: http://adf.ly/4009826/writer-alerts-writers-union


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Victoria Strauss

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