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    Christina Escamilla Publishing / Revolving Door Press

    Has anyone heard of this publisher before? It specializes in anthologies, but it occasionally publishes books written by the owner of the publisher.

    They have an anthology open to submissions right now, but I'm a little leery since I haven't heard of any of the books published by them.

    http://www.christinaescamilla.com/

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    Run away.

    A professional level publisher's site is not cluttered with a "plethora of engaging content and interactive fun." It's about selling books and promoting its writers. She needs a separate site for the other visually confusing stuff. At first glance a neo might think this place published all those books instead of reviewed them.

    I looked up one short story collection and the first in the book was in present tense. I couldn't close the page fast enough.

    While it pays .05 a word, if you have a story good enough for it, then sub to one of the top markets first. Buzzy Magazine pays twice as much and has been around longer.

    http://www.sfwa.org/category/busines...ere-to-submit/

    When it comes to markets, start with the biggest one you can find and work your way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsune View Post
    Has anyone heard of this publisher before? It specializes in anthologies, but it occasionally publishes books written by the owner of the publisher.

    They have an anthology open to submissions right now, but I'm a little leery since I haven't heard of any of the books published by them.

    http://www.christinaescamilla.com/
    Looking at the site, and the 'Books' category, it's more like 'It specializes in books written by the owner, but it occasionally publishes anthologies.'

    It looks like the blog of an arts and culture fan. Look at the content categories at the bottom of the home page - none of it looks like a business. The home page is chiefly reviews of other companies' books, and ads.

    And, no mention of any other employees. Nada, nothing, nobody. Apparently no editors, no marketing people, no tech guy. Just, truth in advertising, Christina Escamilla.
    Which becomes a problem if anything happens to stop Christina Escamilla doing all the work involved in publishing an anthology. This has happened before with one-person operations.

    (Why can't the flag-waving smiley have a twin that waves a red flag?)

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