My apologies if this is in the wrong thread, but it seems appropriate.
I discovered a year ago that a random eMagazine site, Red Rose Review, had published a story I wrote. I had never heard of this publication before, but I didn't want to make a big deal out of it, so I sent the editor an email on their FB page asking for details of how they got my story. Did I submit it to them and forget, as there's no record in my emails. They're no Submittable record, or Moksha Submissions System record.
Still, it could have been my oversight. However, the editor didn't respond.
About 6 months later, I sent an email to their listed email account with basically the same question. How did you get my fiction? Did I send it to you and lose the correspondence? This doesn't seem like the kind of thing I would not remember. I sent this email June 26, and again, got no response.
Has anyone else had any dealings with this site? It's very small, so I wouldn't be surprised if no one had heard of it, as I hadn't.
And just a general question, has this ever happened to any of you before? One of these random small sites listing your story in full as a published piece? How did you deal with it, or finally resolve it?
Here's the website: http://roseredreview.org/
I'm unsure what my next step should be. Obviously, in the online world, intellectual theft is common. But I really wish for this site to take down my story, or at least explain if I'm in the wrong and actually did send it to them, though, again, I have no record of doing such.
Thanks for all suggestions, and if this is in the wrong thread, again, I apologize.
Edited to add: Here's an archived listing of the story: http://roseredreview.org/2013-summer/