No, not what happened at SL this evening. That’s better termed whitewashing.
Nikita wasn’t too thrilled that Matty nuked his 4theluv submission thread, so he posted a new one.
At this time I am reworking the first Library of Unknown Horrors because I need to do some damage control, but I am looking for new stories for the anthology. If anyone wants the e-mail address to submit to send to my message box on here for the private e-mail address (I am using my personal e-mail address for this.) I am looking for stories starting at 3000 words then topping out at 10,000 words. I will provide a .pdf copy of the finished anthology plus if contributors want copies they can get them at a discount (they would have to send the amount for the books at cost for me to get them. I will have an ISBN for this one.)
So, he calls doing the right thing (under pressure from several parties) “damage control.” Nobody’s blaming him for being suckered with that plagiarized story. Other people were too, but they all voluntarily fixed it as soon as it was brought to their attention. There wouldn’t have been any damage if he had done likewise, rather than wait until the pressure was on. Of course, it could be argued that his conduct in general, aside from this incident, has already damaged his reputation beyond repair . . .
Note that he talks about having an ISBN for the reissued publication. I can’t help but wonder whether he’s going to try to reuse the original one he got, rather than get a new one, the way he’s supposed to.
Any plagiarism to the anthology gets the would be contributor blacklisted from being published anywhere in the small press because I will inform other small press outfits about the plagiarist.
Hahahahaha. Nicky thinks he has the power to blacklist someone from every other one-man operation out there. The problem, of course, is that he didn’t even discover that he’d published a plagiarized story until long after other folks were discussing the issue, sharing plenty of hard evidence.
The rest of the thread is tl;dr, and has little do do with submission guidelines, but has a few funny nuggets about his cousin, and former roomie.
And that, folks, is what Nicky calls damage control. Um, yeah.