Re: Author frustration.

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/14/05-09:52:32 AM Z
Message-id: <00b801c4fa51$11963c50$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

Ha, I had the flip happen to me. I wrote an article on mordancage, even got
the complete article layout in the mail with my images and stuff and was
really pleased with the way it looked, told all my friends to watch for it
at Barnes and Noble mag stand that month, and then....Photovision went belly
up the issue my article was to appear.. So not only did I never get paid, I
never got published AND I looked really foolish.
PS Oh NOOOO, even worse, I did the cardinal mistake of sending a publisher
my complete book as a PDF. Come to find out, one of the supposed
"reviewers" of the book was a person who, in fact, was writing a similar
book. Of course, found out within the next 2 yr that the publisher never
had any intention of publishing my book, because this author/reviewer was
contracted to write the similar book even at the time of my submission.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert W. Schramm" <>
> What do you think of this?
>> About a year and a half ago I wrote a how-to-do-it article on chrysotype
> (gold prints ) explaining the process and including complete instructions
> and formulas, as well as, several images of my own chrysotype prints. I
> sent this article to "Photo Techniques." After about a week I received an
> e-mail message from the then Editor Joe White praising the article and
> telling me that they would run it in one of the spring issues.
> As I am a subscriber, I watched for the article to appear. It never did.
> In the summer I wrote several e-mails to the editor. He never answered.
> Then I wrote a couple of snail mail letters. They were not answered. In
> the fall I noticed that there was a new editor. So I wrote him a letter
> and sent him a copy of the original email from Editor White in which he
> said he was going to use the article. I also said that perhaps they had
> decided not to use the article so. OK - Fine. Please just send it back and
> I would perhaps send it elsewhere. That was about two or three months ago
> and still no reply.
> I don't know what to think about this. I have had a lot of other stuff
> published and I know these editors are busy but they could at least send
> me some response even if it is, "your article is crap and we can't be
> bothered to even send it back." At least I would know something.
> This seems to be a fine publication and I have been impressed by the
> contents. Consequently I thought they were good guys. Now I'm not so sure.
> Anyway, I thought that the members of this list, who have a number of
> talented authors numbered amoung them, should be aware of how I was
> treated. Honestly, what do you folks think of this?
> Bob Schramm
Received on Fri Jan 14 09:53:10 2005

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