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I searched the forums and didn't find any existing threads regarding this company.

Their website is here - http://smithdocs.net/

The reason I'm looking into them is because of an anthology they're putting together

http://www.duotrope.com/market_3821.aspx
http://ontheclockanthology.blogspot.com/

I checked Preditors & Editors (http://invirtuo.cc/prededitors/pebb.htm) and they weren't recommended because they charge a reading fee (http://www.pw.org/content/bottom_dog_press_bird_dog_publishing), but that doesn't appear to be the case with this anthology.

Also, looking at Amazon, they have many books for sale (http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag...Bottom Dog Press"&sourceid=Mozilla-search)

All in all, they seem like they could be legit or not depending on how they structured the submission process.

Anyone here have any experience with this publisher? I would like to submit to this anthology, but don't want to waste my time if it's not on the up and up.
 

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Have you read any of their books? Bought any?

They're POD, but at least for the anthology you'd get a flat $50 rather than their usual royalties on net.

I see they claim finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. You can read about that here.
 

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I sent them an email asking a couple of basic questions last week and got a response today. Short, sweet and to the point (bullet points are mine).


  • The $50 payment is upon publication

  • Projected publication is Fall 2010

  • The anthology will be available on Amazon with the rest of Bottom Dog's books

There's no reading fee or submission fee, so I'm going to give this anthology a chance. Nothing to lose and the piece in question has been hard to market anyway.

If anything else pops up I'll make sure to update this post.
 

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