Hi all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I've been away from the group for a while.
I was just wondering about publication issues, especially surrounding social media like facebook, or blogs.
I have looked into entering a few competitions, mostly Poetry, and they state that they most not have been published before, which is fine, but I don't understand if that means never ever anywhere. I used to post on a Blog website ( which has now been shut down ) and have posted a few of them on my facebook and tumblr accounts. Does this count as being published, from the eyes of the competition runners? I never recieved money or paid money for them being there.
It would be great if i could either use them 'as is' for a competition, or rework them for a competition. - If I did re-work them, would that be an issue or not, as sometines self-plagirusm is a problem too, and all but the facebook poems were written under a pen-name, so would proving they were mine to start with be a problem? - especially the ones on the blog site which is now closed down?
Hope all of this makes sense