Sunday, 24 June 2012

Alfie Dog - online market

Alfie Dog is an online market for short stories, which plenty of my womag-writing friends have been submitting their stories to, judging by the number of names I recognise in the list of authors!

The site allows single stories to be downloaded for a small fee to the reader. The author gets royalties of 50% of the download fees after banking costs are deducted. Not much but better than nothing. They'll accept previously published stories, as long as you own the copyright.

They'll take stories of any genre except porn, erotica or excessively violent. 500-15,000 words.

9 comments:

When I am Rich said...

Thanks for the link - looks interesting.

Paula R C Readman said...

Thank you for letting us know.

Geraldine Ryan said...

Thanks for the publicity, Womag! I have 7 stories about to go live on the site so am grateful for the name drop!

Tina (Kat) said...

I have 3 stories on there and another 4 waiting for consideration. It's great for getting extra mileage out of stories you've already sold, but I wouldn't send them unsold work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, Womag. I'm just looking into the whole self publishing enterprise and wondered what sort of market there is. How did your own anthology go? Good wishes

Kath

Diane Fordham said...

Always good to have an opportunity to get published. I am very curious how this venture works out in the future in regards to the popularity of readers downloading the stories. I guess time will tell. I will definitely be looking into it. Thanks for that :-)

Janice said...

I'm sure that online publishing is one of the ways we will all be selling stories in the future. But... I am concerned about the 'rights' of selling a story to an online publisher. If the story has already been sold to a paper magazine, how do I know I still hold the right to sell it online? Or if I sell the story online, do I still have the right to sell it to a magazine?
If anyone out there could help me with this, I'd love to submit to them!

Geraldine Ryan said...

When you sell a story to a magazine you normally have to sign a contract that states the rights are with the mag for eighteen months before they revert to you. I would always make sure that a couple of years have passed before I offer them eslewhere either abroad or to an online site - as nowadays publishers are also making you sign away your online rights not just print rights.

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