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Author Topic: "Wicked Pretty Things" fiasco, comments?  (Read 6967 times)
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« Reply #15: April 22, 2011, 10:50:22 pm »


Just an update, but the latest word is that "Wicked Pretty Things" has been cancelled. I haven't seen any official word from the publishers yet though.
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« Reply #16: April 23, 2011, 06:45:29 am »

Just an update, but the latest word is that "Wicked Pretty Things" has been cancelled. I haven't seen any official word from the publishers yet though.

At this point, I'm not surprised. It's a shame for all the authors that the editor's/publisher's utter mishandling of this project will leave them unpublished and without a paycheck.
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« Reply #17: April 23, 2011, 09:08:53 am »

At this point, I'm not surprised. It's a shame for all the authors that the editor's/publisher's utter mishandling of this project will leave them unpublished and without a paycheck.

Well, almost all of the original authors (or maybe all) had pulled out of the project.

Also, it wasn't a particularly huge paycheck: the deal was "You sell the story for $250, and the editor gets the royalties" which is not a *horrible* deal, at short story lengths, but isn't utterly fantastic, either.

Jim Hines, a SF/fantasy author, made an offer to anyone in the anthology for a deal that could turn out better for the author, at least theoretically - epublishing the stories for $100 up front, and a 50/50 split of any profits between the author and a GLBTQ charity.

(That's the one Darkhawk linked to up thread).

Last I saw, he'd gotten some potential nibbles, but also knew that several of the anthology authors were looking at other options (not surprising: most of them are reasonably well known in the field with lots of connections of their own.)
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« Reply #18: April 23, 2011, 10:30:28 am »

Well, almost all of the original authors (or maybe all) had pulled out of the project.

Also, it wasn't a particularly huge paycheck: the deal was "You sell the story for $250, and the editor gets the royalties" which is not a *horrible* deal, at short story lengths, but isn't utterly fantastic, either.

Jim Hines, a SF/fantasy author, made an offer to anyone in the anthology for a deal that could turn out better for the author, at least theoretically - epublishing the stories for $100 up front, and a 50/50 split of any profits between the author and a GLBTQ charity.

(That's the one Darkhawk linked to up thread).

Last I saw, he'd gotten some potential nibbles, but also knew that several of the anthology authors were looking at other options (not surprising: most of them are reasonably well known in the field with lots of connections of their own.)

Yeah, I'd read Darkhawk's link, and knew that most of the authors had pulled out; I meant that it's a shame any of this had to happen to the authors at all.
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