The friend I mentioned in a previous thread ("Work for free .....") thanks
everyone for their input on his issue. Here's the upshot:
"In a friendly, respectful, business-like email, I told the fashion
magazine my terms:
"That I would do 12 essays on their topics, due in a week, and would do
rewrites as requested. In trade,
--- they give me a contract
--- they give me byline credit on the table of contents
--- they release the rights back to me after 2 years so I can use material
in blogs or collected essays
--- they give me 10 copies of the magazine and that I would be willing to
pick those up in person.
"And they said no!"
They just blew off a writer who was recently paid a dollar a word for a
3000 word addition to a regional atlas, and who had the first six essays
done the day after the proposal was first made. Can you believe they
offered $40 for 12 essays to a glitzy magazine that sells for double digits
at the newstand?
I do believe he'll be more inclined to talk dollars right from the start
from now on.
Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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because of those who look on and do nothing. - Albert Einstein
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