He’s back at it, at his LJ Goth forum:
There will be two versions of the book going around eventually — this is the 7.44 x 9.68 size Paperback Size, and the other will be a Crown Royale size trade paperback. If you’re from a Gothic magazine interested in a review copy of the anthology in either size out there contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. Only serious inquiries only
He can’t pay contributors from TPIII and TPIV with an emailed .pdf, but he can send out review copies?
Mr. Pacione is again soliciting stories for an anthology.
What I am looking for here? I want Gothic Horror stories and Literary fiction with dark themes behind them, but there is a catch. Refrain from writing any sex scenes, try to keep the violent content to a PG-13 level, and if you want to swear don’t go overboard (this is for an education setting and I am donating these personally to the high school libraries.
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Payment for this anthology will be a PDF copy of the anthology and it won’t be public on lulu.com (but it will be published there.
He still hasn’t paid his authors from TPIII and TPIV with emailed .pdf files, let alone money. Why would anyone submit a story to an untitled anthology with no apparent theme, for no payment?
To be realistic, there’s a sucker born every minute, as the saying goes. Some people are so desperate to be “published” that they will take a chance with this man. These people become his victims.
I’d advise against contributing a short, simply because any association with Pacione is career suicide for anyone serious about being an author. That is, of course, my opinion.
He’s not actually published in the conventional sense of the word; he merely uses a printer, and self-publishes. His contributors will also be printed, but not published.