LauraMae wrote:From what you guys have said, I'm taking it that if I remove the work then it won't matter. The reason I joined this site was because I saw the great critiquing community and wanted to be a part of it - hopefully I can do that and still publish. Thanks for your comments, I'll look into having restricted viewing and things like that
MeanMrMustard wrote:Check your Portfolio with "My Portfolio", and then click on the option to edit your portfolio. From there, you should find a button or tab that lets you choose to move your work or instead make it "invisible". That's the bare minimum of what you can do, but it's a step in the right direction with your concern here. If anything of yours is ever published, you will be requested by almost all publishers to have the work removed from online postings. 99% of publishers will demand this in the terms and contract.
Nate wrote:The idea that posting your work online will ruin your chances of publication is more or less an urban myth. There is actually no evidence anywhere that posting your work online has such an effect. On the other hand, numerous novels have been picked up by publishers after they were posted online. Moreover, posting your work online will have two very positive side effects: (1) you will build an audience, and (2) you will get feedback on your work. Both are crucial to eventually becoming a successful author. Don't deprive yourself out of fear.
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