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Toni Morrison

You taught me that my voice, no matter how quietly I spoke it, was as sharp and important. Thank you Ms Toni, for giving us a space to be ourselves, to help us hear our own voices.

I didn't read everything you wrote but I will miss you dearly just the same.

#RIP #ToniMorrison

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Okay, I forgot to all of that.

Prior thread is long thing on reasons *to* choose a small press, and details about why to /not to choose Cuil Press for specific examples.

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Okay, that's small presses in general. Here's a few specific to Cuil Press:

We are intentionally and explicitly trying to give new authors a foot in the door. This means we will overlook mistakes-of-inexperience (like putting a copyright notice on your manuscript) that will get you instantly rejected from a big publisher and will take more time to explain things to you throughout the process.

We pay a higher-than average royalty.

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Okay, off the long thread earlier, (wandering.shop/@CuilPress/1023) we've been asked to talk about why someone might pick a small press over one of the big publishers.

The truth is that there is no one answer for this, *it depends on the press*.

To start with, I'm going to give some general observations, then I'm going to talk about Cuil specifically as an example.

( @Nezchan )

And if you ever have questions or concerns about Cuil Press and how we treat our authors, tag anyone on our team. Michon and I were authors first. We may (will) screw up, but I promise we'll do our best to make it right.

--Jess

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And, as Wendig notes, a lot of small presses are run by people who simply... don't know what their doing.

The point Wendig makes is that if you are good enough to get published, you have a shot at the big publishers, and if you aren't why does a small publisher want you?

And that is a very valid question.

Why do you want to work with a small publisher? and why does a small publisher want to work with you?

Folks, I *hope* you have no idea how many horrible contracts I saw when I was researching contracts to create our standard contracts.

(And let me give a shout out to Kristine Kathryn Rusch, without whose wonderful blog I wouldn't have recognized why half those things were horrible. Seriously, if you want to get published, go read that woman's stuff! Caveat emptor applies to publishing too! kriswrites.com/)

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