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Ask Swoon Reads: Will you accept my manuscript if I’ve already uploaded it to another site?

We get this question a lot. It all boils down to this:

If your manuscript has ever been made for sale, as in if people had to give you money in order to download or read your book, then the answer is no. Unfortunately we can’t take anything that has previously been made for sale on any platform. Even if you’ve made significant edits or it was posted many years ago, we still can’t take it. It’s a complicated legal issue for us.

However, if your manuscript was not available for sale anywhere, and was rather up on a free site like Wattpad or your own blog or something like that, then that is OK. We can accept those (and we have!). It just has to have been free of charge the entire time it was posted.

If you have any further questions about this, please ask away in the comments!

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