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jasperd
09-23-2008, 07:40 AM
I was trying to submit a manuscript online and there was an icon that read "Submit via Word Hustler". I clicked it and I guess this site will submit your MS to the markets you choose. This just sounds too good to be true....what's the catch?

IceCreamEmpress
09-23-2008, 07:55 AM
There's a thread on it here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106715) and another here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114794&highlight=wordhustler). "Membership" is free, but it costs money each time you use the submission service.

jasperd
09-23-2008, 08:02 AM
:Shrug:Well...I guess that's that....back to envelope stuffing.

Thanks for the links :).

Mattie123
02-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Hello, I have used Word Hustler for a short story. It is expensive but very convienent.
Goodluck!

Gillhoughly
02-27-2009, 08:41 PM
Hello, I have used Word Hustler for a short story. It is expensive but very convienent.
Goodluck!

My emphasis.

Deduct their fees from how much you expect to make from what you send out.

Assume you won't make anything from a submission. It happens.

Oops. You've got a deficit and no money coming in.

The deficit IS smaller when you do it yourself. You can use the money elsewhere.

Convenience is good, but I've learned to multi-task. I can print a MS out while running other errands and pretty much do the rest of what WH does when I'm making a sandwich.

Sometimes I don't have to print anything, but email it to my editor. Writers email their subs to me. It's faster and doesn't cost as much.

Yog's Law. (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Transwiki:Yog%27s_Law) Even battered ol' writing vets believe it.

It applies to "services" for writers, too.

There's soooo many convenient "services" for us. So why aren't we rich from using them?

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