Going through my own list of published links, I realized some of my favorite on-line markets are no longer on-line. I didn’t know how to feel about this. Should I re-submit my work or let it be? It felt like a part of my writing history died, well, because it did.
So, coincidentally, Rusty Barnes, author and editor, posted on Facebook that he had 50-60 stories in purgatory. So I thought of something–We are not alone.
After your story was published in that on-line journal that died, I’ll post it here, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of work being previously published from a dead market. (Original e-mail of acceptance, dead or link from your webpage that leads to nothing.)
Timothy Gager, Editor, www.timothygager.com
GUIDELINES Send all submissions to email@example.com
1. Send previously published works of fiction or poetry as a .doc, along with proof of dead link, as stated above.
2. To qualify, market must no longer exist, or they’ve not archived their work.
3. If you’ve re-posted it on your blog or on places like Fictionaut, or if I can google it, then it won’t qualify to be posted.