Has anyone ever got anything Published

@KrauseHome (36340)
United States
November 9, 2006 3:52am CST
in a book? I have thought about trying to submit stuff to Chicken Soup for The Soul, but not sure if it is worth it. They only pay like $300 for an accepted piece, and look how many books they publish.
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@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
9 Nov 06
1 - 1
i'm sorry but i never published anything. i am not talented in writing.
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@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Well, you are here, so you do have some expertise in Writing.
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I've published two little things. I published a story in a church paper for kids. And I had an article published in Parents of Teenagers magazine. The first one paid $25, and the second one paid $50. I decided that it was far too time consuming and labor intensive for what I received in payment. I got tired of writing and sending out manuscripts only to get them back again. I had two small children at the time, and I decided I wanted to spend more time with them. I may try my hand at it again someday, but I never had the persistence in me to keep sending, being rejected, and resending manuscripts. I realize that Stephen King sent his Carrie manuscript out many times before someone bought it, so I guess I just get discouraged too easily.
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@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
11 Jan 07
This is an interesting thought and comment. I have never gone far enough, due to being Scared I guess to try and submit stuff somewhere, but I am sure even a Good writer still gets rejected every now and then. What do you have to loose unless you give up trying?
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
No would love to but i am terrible with words.i tend to ramble and not get my point accross
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@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
20 Dec 06
That is one thing I have always been afraid of. That is why I am Glad there are Writing sites online to get us started and see if we might be Good enough to pursue this Career elsewhere.
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@nascar (4516)
• Netherlands
9 Nov 06
No never tried it.
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@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Have you ever thought of it, or just happy posting in sites like this where you know you will earn even if you have to work at it to make a lot here.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
$300 is still lots of money..If you are here posting for pennies,nickels and dimes..surely $300 is something to go for;)+
@KrauseHome (36340)
• United States
23 Nov 06
You do make a Great point here. Maybe I should really start putting some stuff together again, and go for it. You never know where it might take me. Right?
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@candaceb87 (1362)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
no i have not i have a lot of peoms that i have written and some day i would like to pubish my own book with all of them! i did not know that chicken soup paid you 300 i thought that you just submit it and they either pick yours or they don't maybe i will submit something! i think that you should go for it there is a lot of things in some of those books that aren't the greatest so as long as your stuff is good then you have a shot!! go for it!
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@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
I have actually published a few things, but my book is of my poetry and it can be found at http://www.geocities.com/whitmansbooks if you would like to take a look.
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• Canada
9 Nov 06
I sent a poem to a poetry contest once and they said it was published, but I don't really know because they wanted $40 to buy the book it was published in. They keep sending me emails, but they all want money, so I figure they should be paying me for my work, not me paying them. Anyway, I have written a book, which is now with my editor and am planning to publish it myself. $300 bucks sounds not so bad for an article, I'd go for it!
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
9 Nov 06
You should try it, you never know you might be good at it, 300.00 is 300.00.
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@tibido (4080)
• Italy
21 Nov 06
Yes two years ago
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@tusharb (3159)
• India
21 Nov 06
nope....
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• United States
10 Nov 06
In print, I have had several photographs published. Online I currently have a couple of stories (true ones not fiction) published. When you are starting out, getting into print is more important than the money you make. If you do a whole book, then I would suggest you not give up royalties.
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I have had few poems published, but they were from contests I didn't get paid for them to be published. I think you should go for it. It can't hurt to try and if you get paid for it that would make it worth your time to send it in.
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@killailla (1301)
• Canada
11 Jan 07
I had three poems published on www.poetry.com, the put them into anthropologies, then if you wanted a copy of it you had to buy it yourslef lolol
• United States
31 Dec 06
i think i should do that... i have some great things to say and also want the world to know:)
@rmuxagirl (7560)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I've submitted to Chicken Soup also and never got accepted. Even though they only pay 300$ it still helps. But I did publish a collection of poetry that available on amazon.com called Beyond Sunsets.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
28 Nov 06
but i think there is no harm in trying to send it to Chicken Soup. They will accept it and you might get a steady income from there
@malsun (1528)
• United States
28 Nov 06
but i think there is no harm in trying to send it to Chicken Soup. They will accept it and you might get a steady income from there
@malsun (1528)
• United States
28 Nov 06
some of my poems were published in a leading magazine in my home country, india. however, i didnt expect any remuneration for my attempts..
@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I have a short autobiographical story that is supposed to be published as part of a collection of shorts in February. The think about writing is that it doesn't pay well at all, unless you get to superstardome-level (like Stephen King). It's usually a lot of work for little reward, but the only way you can build a name for yourself is to get published.