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.


Bruce Bartrug
Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.  - Albert Einstein


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