Okay, this is the BEST podcast about getting published that I've listened to lately. If any of you are looking at branching out beyond fanfic (and I know many of you are), you MUST listen to this particular podcast because it deals with hybrid publishing. The author writes scifi, but his experiences apply to just about any genre. He and his manager/wife discuss how they swing both traditional and self-published products, both digital and 'dead tree' publishing. It's super-informative.
So give it a listen: HERE. I don't think you'll regret it. :)