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Can I send a copy of my manuscript for review.It is a  true story of the surrender of the U234 and involves millions of dollars wort of booty. My question is would there be any interest in reviewing the story.

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Hi, Mr. Chillino:

As you may or may not be aware, I published a story several years ago called "Tides of Justice" starring the pulp character, The Avenger.  "Tides of Justice" featured the U-234, and as a result I did a great deal of research on the subject while writing the story.  

That said, I am not an expert on U-234 or the Nazi U-Boat program.  Far from it; I doubt I even remember most of the facts of the U-234 case.  So I don't believe my input would be of much help to you.

That aside, time constraints also make it impossible for me to review other people's work outside of a workshop setting.  My last workshop ended in 2010 precisely because of other obligations (not to mention lack of commitment on the part of the participants).  Then there is the question of liability.  I could conceivably use U-234 in a future work, and if I review yours, I could later be accused of using information from it in my own project.

A nasty idea, I know, but unfortunately it is a situation many professional writers have found themselves in before.  

I'm sorry to not be of more help, but I do wish you the best in getting your article published. There are magazines out there that publish stories and articles about historical events like the unwitting surrender of U-234.  I hope you find one and see your article published!

Best of luck to you. And on a related note, thank you for your service during World War II.

Sincerely,
Richard Dean Starr  

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Fiction in anthologies from Moonstone Books, Dark Horse Books, as well as stories in CEMETERY DANCE magazine and others. Non-fiction in STARLOG magazine, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE, the TRIBUNE-GEORGIAN newspaper and more. I have published in excess of 200 articles, columns, and stories.

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Former member, the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and the Georgia Press Association.

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I have written and published over 200 stories and articles including: "Unfinished Business" in HELLBOY: ODDER JOBS, edited by Christopher Golden (Darkhorse Books, 2004); "The Shadow That Shapes the Light" in KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER CHRONICLES (Moonstone Books, 2005); "Fear Itself", in the special Stephen King Halloween edition of CEMETERY DANCE magazine, (2005); also forthoming stories in: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHSTALKER CASE FILES (Moonstone Books, 2006); "Lessons Learned" in THE PHANTOM: ANTHOLOGY I (Moonstone Books, 2007), etc. Additional work published in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including STARLOG, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE, the TRIBUNE-GEORGIAN, and many more

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I can answer most questions about writing and publishing professional fiction and non-fiction in novel, book, and magazine formats.

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