Friday, February 13, 2015

Burning Willow Press - Anthology Call

I ran across an anthology call today that made me smile.  It wasn't the call itself, which I'd seen a week or so ago, but the fact that writers were taking the publisher to task for not listing pay details.  When I first saw this call there were no payment details, now they're paying $50 for each story.  The fact that you love to write doesn't mean you want to do it payment free forever.  At some point you have to decide if you want to be paid and then go after those market.


Manuel Royal said...

I no longer submit to nonpaying markets except in the case of worthy charities (e.g., the "Waiting to be Forgotten" anthology for Do Some Damage, which I learned about through this very blog, thanks to Sandra).

Writers are always getting sucked in by offers of "exposure". As someone once said, exposure is what people die of when they get lost in the mountains.

sandra seamans said...

Yes, the exposure and we're doing you a favor ideas of publishing get old fast. I don't mind so much the online zines but the publishing companies that get money for their (the writers) product - that I do mind.

Angie said...

My opinion of "payment by exposure" is that if they have enough readers to make the exposure worthwhile, then they can afford to pay you and are ripping you off by not. And if they have so few readers that they honestly can't afford to pay you, then being "exposed" to that tiny number of readers is worthless.


sandra seamans said...

I totally agree, Angie.