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  • adj. Able to be published.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being published; suitable for publication.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being published; fit for publication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suitable for publication


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  • Editors wants agents to provide manuscripts in publishable shape and are willing to pay more money for them.

    Podcast #37: Lori Perkins

  • I had one of those unhealthy devotions to my manuscript -- I was going to get that thing in publishable shape, no matter what.


  • Part of this is almost certainly because I edit as I go and my first drafts are in publishable shape (in terms of words, sentences, and general coherency, anyway ... the story always benefits substantially from critique, and often changes dramatically before it is ready for submission).

    12/1/07: If you wanna end the war and stuff, you gotta sing loud

  • I have taken some care, however, to write it in publishable form in case you think it useful and suitable.

    fucking hell. « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • They're great at spotting big problems, but I'm not sure they can make the difference between "publishable" and "no editor worth her salt would possibly pass this one up," which is what I'm shooting for these days.

    1/31/09: Thirty-one random days make a month

  • I think it's easier to read than ARCHANGEL PROTOCOL because I gained a lot more confidence as a writer once I had the blessing of knowing I was "publishable," I think.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • As the children's librarian of the Bank Street College Library, Lisa Von Drasek is often asked to review manuscripts from faculty and graduate students to evaluate if they are "publishable".

    Classes for the Perplexed

  • Dave said that the story was "publishable," though, and he urged me to send it to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, where he felt it would be a "good fit."

    November 2008

  • Dr. Hendrix's opinion that authors should not give away things for free on the internet because they are hurting their fellow writers' bargaining power might at least be worth discussing if it were true that all "publishable" material will get into print via the old-fashioned method of a publisher taking it on and paying for it.

    Decrying the technopeasants ...

  • None of them were "publishable" in my humble opinion.

    Backside of contests


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