I've just heard that my children's poem, 'Fairy Dreams' will be in the 'happily ever after' anthology by Forward Press.
Forward Press is considered a 'vanity publisher' I have been told, and that I'd be forced to buy copies.
However, as this poem was entered in a competition, entrants are not expected to purchase copies in order to be published at all, so I didn't see the harm in that, and there was the chance of having a collection of stories published for the winner. Which, I know isn't the same as 'mainstream publication' but I think it's always nice to see your work in print.
As a runner up in the Spikethecat comp, I wasn't actually paid, but it was still fabulous to receive the book, which I mentioned earlier. I think. A few times. hehe.
So, I'm looking forward to seeing 'Fairy Dreams', yay!
Anyone else had experience of Forward Press? :)
Nothing whatsoever to do with publishing or fairies, but Millie rarely poses for a photo, so I thought I'd make the most of it. She's so superior, always looks unimpressed with us! 'Just feed me, fools!'
- Hi, welcome to my blog, I am a writer of short stories, children's and YA novels . An acceptance from People's Friend finally made me a published writer! Yeah, happy days! I have since had stories published in The Weekly News and The Last Laugh anthology. My main love is writing children's/YA novels...I'm now enduring a fruitless search for an agent... I also draw and paint, I like to draw animals (usually my adorable crazy cats!)Occasionally famous people and motorcycles.