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Thread: New Mirage Quarterly

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    New Mirage Quarterly

    I've started to send my work out to magazines and journals and have been using the Writers Market to find places. About two weeks ago I sent a story into New Mirage Quarterly(which I found in Writers Market) and was excited when today I got an acceptance letter saying they will publish my story. Then I read down to the bottem where it said I must purchase a copy of the issue and sign up for full membership in their group at a cost of $70. It also said that if I do not become a full member my story will not be published but may be submitted later for possible publication. Is this a scam? I don't trust a journal that makes a writer pay $70 to have their work appear and who replied so quickly. I think they accept anything that is sent to them as long as the writer pays them to have it published. Any thoughts on whether I should pay the money or forget it?

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    FM St George

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    sounds a whole lot fishy to me... what will you get paid if you shell out the $70?

    I've seen listings like this before on WM and always steer clear of them myself... but that's me.

  3. #3

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    Money :money flows to the writer.

    Say thanks, but no and request to withdraw your submission.

    But thats just me.

    Andrea :peace

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    James D Macdonald

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    Have you ever actually seen or read a copy of "New Mirage Quarterly"?


    Writers don't pay to get published.

    If a work is publishable by one, it's publishable by many.

    Say "No Thanks" and move on.

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    aka eraser

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    I'll echo the above advice and also suggest you write WM and complain. They should withdraw the listing.

  6. #6

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    Thanks for the advice. I am going to reply to them and refuse. I have also written an email to Writers Market complaining about the listing. Thanks.

  7. #7

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    Run away!

  8. #8

    Re: New Mirage Quarterly

    LeI513, if you can send me a copy of their letter, I can use that for documentation at P&E.

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    New Mirage Quarterly Looks to be dead.
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    $70.00 ! Can everyone send me $70.00? Within a year, I will be rich.
    My brother told me when I was young, and wanting to be an Author.
    Don't accept nothing unless they are paying you. I still live up to that.
    If your words are that good, you don't pay them. At a music concert, the costumers pay. Not the band.

    If you look on my site, you can have your whole book done for less then $400.00 You will get your books, and know it is done your way.
    You might as well pay to have it done. By the time you pay to many of those $70.00 out. You could of had a book of your own.

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    Thanks, special friend for my avi! AW's Treasured Chocolate Birthday Lady Susie's Avatar
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    I agree with everyone. Never pay to have your work published. Definitely sounds like a scam. Should be New Mirage Quarterly.con!


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