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#1 Juls Duncan

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

Hi all,

I ran across this on Facebook, and thought I would share.

I don't know a lot about them, other than they're a new company. I like what I have read on their website and Blog... For anyone else who wants to get in on the contest, here at the links to their website, blog, and facebook.

Website: https://sites.google...agonpublishing/
Blog: http://mythicdragonp...g.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook...100003977380979

See you there.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

100,000 word max word count. <sigh> Have to get rid of that last 1,300 words somehow. (I've already slashed thousands, trust me).

Also, I didn't see anything about exclusives on their contest or submissions page. If you send to them -- regular submission or the contest -- is your manuscript tied up until they say "yes" or "no"? Something to check out.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

No, your manuscript is yours until you sign a contract. I emailed them and asked...

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:51 PM

1,300 word is easy to get rid of, run a check and see many times you used the words 'and', and 'that'


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

Thanks, Juls!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:51 AM

Your welcome... Let me know if you need further help.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

I actually did it -- cut a 110,000 word manuscript to 99,973 words! (And without destroying the novel). My critique partner helped -- and I also just went through the whole thing, word by word, until I got it shaped up.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

I hesitate making this comment, but I think the topic is important. The "co-op of authors" who are associated with Mythic Dragon Publishing are doing themselves a disservice by their presentation. Using free Google hosting and a free blogger blog does not suggest great professionalism. Nor does the lack of even a domain name. MythicDragonPublishing.com, as well as the .net, .org and net versions are available and cost around $10-12 each to register. For what it is worth.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

I hesitate making this comment, but I think the topic is important. The "co-op of authors" who are associated with Mythic Dragon Publishing are doing themselves a disservice by their presentation. Using free Google hosting and a free blogger blog does not suggest great professionalism. Nor does the lack of even a domain name. MythicDragonPublishing.com, as well as the .net, .org and net versions are available and cost around $10-12 each to register. For what it is worth.


That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't mean to disparage the people behind it, but their website just screams unprofessional with google hosting and cheesy animated gifs pasted on the front page. Granted, even George Martin's website looks like it was made with mid 90's Geocities hosting, but knowing nothing else about these people, their website is a big turn off.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

I personally don't see what you would gain by going with them (or most of these super tiny pubs) vs. self publishing. I doubt they give advances, and I'm sure most of the marketing would still fall on the author. Plus you'd end up signing over your rights to the manuscript, you wouldn't have pricing control (which to me is a huge plus when trying to market), and you'd have no say over your cover (and there are some horrid covers out there done by indie's). I, personally, would be hesitant.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

Some excellent points, Cali and Rick.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:02 PM


Well gee... Looks like I stirred up a hornets net… But you know something!!!! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, what advice I have seen you all give to people, since I became a member, is cruel, hurtful, and vindictive. You can kick me off here if you like, for I want no part of the crap that goes on here. All I was trying to do was give hope to someone else. That is what this site is supposed to be, a place where people can get help, not where you all have a field day tearing someone down!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Juls, I don't see anything posted that's hurtful and cruel. But we are entitled to our opinions based on our experiences, and most find it useful to share those opinions with others. I know I get a lot out of it when others share their experiences. It's up to each person to take what they find useful and ignore the rest. If you think this is a publisher that would suit your needs, then by all means submit. I wish you the best of luck.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:46 AM

Well gee... Looks like I stirred up a hornets net… But you know something!!!! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, what advice I have seen you all give to people, since I became a member, is cruel, hurtful, and vindictive. You can kick me off here if you like, for I want no part of the crap that goes on here. All I was trying to do was give hope to someone else. That is what this site is supposed to be, a place where people can get help, not where you all have a field day tearing someone down!!!!!!!!!!


Ooooer.... Juls, what are you referring to? Cruel, hurtful and vindictive? If I had to guess, I might think you a member of this co-op.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

This is a very savvy community who always appreciate a new and exciting opportunity presented to them.

That said, there are thousands and thousands of publishing opportunities, and the presentation of a website, blog, or simply the name of the venture are all ways that writers initially judge whether or not the opportunity is right for them. Terms of a publishing deal are usually next on the evaluation list.

We encourage all our members to review, research, and evaluate all opportunities and judge for themselves whether it will assist in their specific publishing goals and agenda.

We do believe that publishing co-ops will continue to become more or more popular as writers band together to e-publishing their work in a collective effort. However, obviously, the terms and details of each publishing "co-op" will obviously vary and their success will largely depend on the central unifying force behind them.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, what advice I have seen you all give to people, since I became a member, is cruel, hurtful, and vindictive. You can kick me off here if you like, for I want no part of the crap that goes on here. All I was trying to do was give hope to someone else. That is what this site is supposed to be, a place where people can get help, not where you all have a field day tearing someone down!!!!!!!!!!


I am still looking for the cruel, hurtful and vindictive part.

You mentioned giving "hope to someone else." The problem is that, too often, the unscrupulous prey on the hopes of writers. I am not suggesting that Mythic Dragon Publishing is necessarily interested in taking advantage of writers, but there are many out there who are, and any and all new publishing ventures should be scrutinized carefully.

My concern with Mythic Dragon is a lack of track record and a poor presentation. For better or worse, it takes a lot more than hope to sell books.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Thank You all for the comments, This has gotten way out of hand... This flyer came across my facebook and I thought to share it... My mistake... Won't happen again...

I asked now that the post be removed....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

Juls' books are the only ones listed on the site. Her outrage at the honest and well meaning concerns was a result of feeling the sting on a very personal level.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

I can understand that, Lanette.

My concern now is that Ms. Duncan is not being forthright about her connection to the site. If (only) her books are published by Mythic Dragon, then her initial statement that "I don't know a lot about them, other than they're a new company. I like what I have read on their website and Blog..." would seem to be, er...

hard to accept? :blush:
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

I can understand that, Lanette.

My concern now is that Ms. Duncan is not being forthright about her connection to the site. If (only) her books are published by Mythic Dragon, then her initial statement that "I don't know a lot about them, other than they're a new company. I like what I have read on their website and Blog..." would seem to be, er...

hard to accept? :blush:


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