Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quick Housekeeping Note

Hello, all. Just a quick note: I've been receiving more than the usual number of requests to post submission calls lately from editors whose publications do not pay writers (or pay only in copies). As you may have noticed over time, I promote only paying opportunities on this blog (and in my monthly newsletter). Moreover, I include only those opportunities that do not charge reading, entry, or any other fees.

While I sometimes mention nonpaying publications (or fee-charging contests) here, it's generally in the context of pointing you to my own work or other work that I admire. There are plenty of other sites/lists where you can find (and advertise) nonpaying opportunities. This one is different. Thank you all so much for your interest!

3 comments:

LCS249 said...

I completely agree with your policy.

I belong to several "freelance writer" groups on LinkedIn and profiteers keep posting "writing contest" notifications that average $75 per submission. Good money-making scheme designed to take advantage of the endless supply of desperate writers.

LS

Melinda said...

Thanks as always for your informative posts and for weeding through the sea of submissions info on our behalf.

I can't tell you how may times I've crawled through databases, reading calls for submissions, only to find that no remuneration would be offered. As a freelancer, I just don't have the time (or patience) for that. Thanks again!

Erika D. said...

I'm so glad you understand (and approve)!