I just wanted to clarify a few things about what I do here on the blog. When I post markets I have taken the time to check out the website, checked to see if they charge fees, and find out if they're a paying market. That's the first things I look for. The only non-paying markets I post these days are crime markets as that's mostly where my interests lie. I also post the occasional charity anthology or no-fee contests.
If the market is already in business I check to see if they publish on schedule, who they publish, and if the stories have been edited or just slapped up mistakes and all. I read their guidelines, if they're too picky about formatting I usually pass on posting them unless they're a pro paying market. I also check to see if they have any clauses that might harm a writer in some way, but I don't always catch them. If they're going to pay IF they have a successful KickStarter I always mention that fact. Anyone can promise money, but that little loophole means they might not. It's always your decision whether to submit or not.
In most cases I don't know the editors (crime markets are the exception in some cases). I don't have any more information about who's running the market than you do. I can't help you if an editor doesn't respond to your submission or the market goes belly-up. We're all in that boat together.
What I do is pass along market information that I've found and thought might be of interest to other writers as well as myself. I expect each of you to check out the markets yourself and make that final decision to submit after you've done a bit of research about the market.
All I do here is track down markets and post the information. I'm not responsible for what that market/editor does. That said, I'll keep on posting markets as I find them and hope that in some small way I've helped other writers out there find homes for their work.
Thanks for reading.