Should You Republish Your Stories?

What to consider when an editor asks if they can republish your work

David Fox
Fox Files

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It’s an exciting rush the first time you get an email from an editor asking if they can republish one of your stories on their website.

Finally, your work has been seen!

But is it as simple as saying “yes" to what looks like a thrilling opportunity?

Not always. Here are some things to consider before jumping in. I’ve had some approaches recently about my own Medium pieces, and here are the things I’ve thought about.

You (Probably) Won’t Get Paid

It probably goes without saying, but generally a website asking to republish existing work, be it from Medium or your own blog, won’t be willing to pay you.

That may not be make-or-break — if your piece is self published anyway, you may not be expecting to make any income from it. But the good news is…

You Have An “In" With an Editor

Pitching to website or magazine can be pretty daunting. But hey, an editor has reached out to you!

They may not pay for republished pieces, but ask if they’re open to pitches and pay for original work. The answer is quite often yes —…

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David Fox
Fox Files

The challenges and triumphs of parenting while disabled. Email: davefox990@hotmail.com