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Thread: Ginosko Literary Journal

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    Ginosko Literary Journal

    Today I recieved a solicitation from the editor of this magazine. It surprised me, and highly confused me. Now I haven't done much in the way of getting my name out there, but somehow this one person knew it (spelled it wrong), and sent me a solicitation for me to submit to his magazine.

    Should I be worried if I submit? To me it seems so random, I'm not published in anyway really, I have some POD books but that's it, and then I get this.

    What does it mean?

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    It could mean a lot of things. Never write on spec, and let Yog's Law be your guide.
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    Utterly weird. What does anyone know about the magazine? Is it one that you'd want to be published in if you'd not gotten a solicitation? Do they have a web page? Have you read a sample copy?

    What are they paying?

    Normally, when I approach an editor it's a place that I've found in hard copy and would be happy to be published in (wide circulation, good rep, etc.)

    When an editor approaches me, I don't put pen to paper until after the check clears. Fewer tears that way.

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    As near as I can tell from a brief google search, Ginosko is a small literary magazine that's been around since 2004 or so. Back then the editor posted a request for material, saying he couldn't pay now but hoped to soon. They don't seem to have a web page. According to http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/word...bmissions.html you can email the editor and ask for a sample issue.

    That's all I could find. No reviews, no subscription information, no awards, surprisingly little information.

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    Hmm.. I wonder how the editor got my e-mail. I guess I'll just have to let it go, but the description on that web page is more or less the e-mail I got. It doesn't seem like they're out to get me or anything, I guess.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Sounds like you got spammed. Not a good sign, IMO.
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