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Thread: Can a writer correct their originally published work for a reprint?

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    Can a writer correct their originally published work for a reprint?

    A few months ago, a poetry editor published a poem of mine, along with others, on social media, with a spelling error that we didn't catch at the time (I've just caught it, now, when I looked over it, again; it was published as "though," when it should've been "through"). The poetry editor will also be publishing it that way, as part of an anthology. (There wasn't a contract for me to sign, in case anyone was wondering.)

    So, if I want to send the poem to a lit mag that publishes and allows reprints, is it possible for me to submit a version with the spelling mistake corrected for the reprint, or am I required to submit it exactly as it was originally published, with the spelling mistake intact?
    Last edited by novicewriter; 07-22-2018 at 12:05 AM.

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