Can you pitch material that you have published on your own personal channels?
In short my question is, do publishers accept articles,pictures,videos that you have posted on your own website/social media channels? I would like to present my best work on my chanAnels to try and get an audience but I also feel wary of publishing anything because I feel like that could make the material invalid for paid publications. My gut is telling me ‘No because it’s already out there’.
Looking forward to any replies.
Few travel magazines – print or digital – accept articles that have already run on line – even on personal blogs. Most prefer and/or require first world rights, “allowing” republishing articles after specified periods of time ranging from a few months to a year. Check out their writers guidelines for details. Even after copyright reverts to the author – it’s tough pitching previously published articles – and the few outfits that do accept them, pay outrageously discounted rates. I say – pitch your intellectual property to legitimate print magazines first (start high and work your way down until you get a sale). Once you’ve sold it, wait as long as you’ve agreed to and then start pitching again – even if the remaining targets only offer the price of a sandwich – a sale is a sale, and every sale adds to your body of work. Once you’ve exhausted paying markets – pitch the “we can’t pay and only offer ‘exposure’ bottom feeders.” Then and only then, run it on your own blog/social media.