Thursday, May 28, 2015

Resurrecting Those Old Works

Has this happened to you? You read a story or poem online that you enjoy. Wanting to read more from this writer, you follow the link to his or her blog or website. You start making your way down the list of links to other published works, but some of the links lead nowhere. The journal or site where the work was originally featured has closed shop and you feel like that kid waiting outside the window of a candy store that closed minutes before you arrived. Drat! I hate that.

What's even worse is when you yourself have work published online and the links you've previously shared no longer work. The trail is cold and your new readers (or even old ones who might want to read it once again) cannot access it. What to do, what to do? There are a few journals that actually do reprints. And I just came across a new site that offers writers a place to resurrect those old works. It is called The Dead Market Writings and was started by editor Timothy Gager.

I will be searching through my old material to see what I might be able to submit. I also have a few poems and flash fiction stories from print journals that are no longer in business, but I am not sure if he'll take those or if he just wants work from online sources.

In any case, if you have work from online journals that are no longer running or have not archived the work, then head on over to his site. Here's the link:

Get to it!
and have a nice day :-)

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