The scattered thoughts of short story writer Sandra Seamans
Friday, October 23, 2015
A Dismal Trend
This morning I received Duotrope's monthly newsletter and was surprised (almost) that of the 128 new markets they listed in the past thirty days that only 28 were paying (13 pro - 12 semi pro - 3 token). That is seriously out of whack. Another trend I've also seen the past few months is the number of non-fiction markets that are non-paying. How can so many publishers keep supplying content if they aren't paying the writers? And if they're making a profit why aren't author's demanding their share? It's a very lop-sided world out there.