View Full Version : Do blogs count as publishing??

11-09-2004, 08:05 AM
Just a quick question...

If I put one of my short stories or novel excerpts on a blog, does that count as "officially published" and that means I can't submit it to other "traditional" places? I've heard conflicting information whether or not its true. Or does it depend on the publication and its policy of "reprints"?

Just checking.


11-09-2004, 01:30 PM
I have heard that once it's published -- in your church newsletter, in a magazine, on your Web site, etc. -- it's no longer an original but now must be sold as a reprint. Though I imagine there might be a fine line between electronic rights and print rights.

I'm not an expert on copyright, so maybe someone can comment on that.

11-09-2004, 05:17 PM
In an absolute sense it's been accessible to people and so published. In a slightly shifty sense if you delete the blog entries and wait a while evidence of this will fade from the internet fairly quickly. ;)