I’ve been submitting some of my writing to different online journals, etc. and have had the good fortune to have a few of those submissions picked up and published. Recently, I had a website solicit me directly. I did not approach them.
They want me to publish my writing on their site.
The website has been created by an individual that is possibly trying to get their foot in the door for website design, publishing, possibly poetry, or something else pertaining to the literary world. (I’m guessing) I can tell that it’s a small operation by the amateurish look of the site.
Looking at some of the other’s people’s posts, there is just a TINY link with the person’s name and a VERY brief description of who they are. (about 2 sentences) There is no place to link back to their blog, or any other way to reach the author. I also saw nothing on anyone’s post that showed any copyright; neither the author’s nor the site’s.
So I’m hesitant to participate.
These people may be perfectly legitimate. I may be suspicious for nothing.
I know that you are always taking a chance if you post online. Even if you copyright you’re work, there is always someone out there able to steal it. IF I participate and post my writing, I see NO way to protect my writing.
Am I just being overly cautious? What would you do?
Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson
*Day 3 of my Post-A-Day. 🙂