Monday 17 September 2018

Over to You

Here's another monthly random photo for use as a story prompt. 

It's also your chance to share success (or otherwise) ask questions*, report any womag news, tips, advice you may have, or make womag related comments or observations. (If you have news or a question relating to a particular magazine, it's also fine to add it as a comment to the latest post for that magazine.)

*If you can answer these, please do.

Do you tell people you're a writer?


Unknown said...

Hi Patsy and fellow writers. I had the good news one month ago that I'd sold a story to Take a Break Fiction Feast. Now up until recently, payment was on acceptance and usually followed about two weeks after the story was commissioned. But then I think I remembered reading a comment in a recent blog that TAB had reverted to payment on publication? I did send an email to TAB asking this question but haven't had a response. So now it's been one month since my story was accepted and I have no idea what to expect next. Can anyone please share their recent experience regarding payments for stories at TAB? Really not sure what's going on at the magazine. Thanks so much. xxx

Lionsshare said...

Hi Patsy thanks for all your hard work with this blog.
Lisa, firstly congrats on your sale to Fiction Feast. I believe it is now their custom to pay on publication although there has been no official statement about this. However, I am trying to chase payment for a story which has been published and for which I have not yet been paid. Anyone else in this situation?

Unknown said...

Thanks for your comments Lionsshare. Oh dear, that doesn't bode well. Just when I thought I couldn't lose any more faith in the magazine writing industry! I certainly won't be writing any more stories for TAB under these circumstances (7 months to get a response and then even when it's accepted not being sure of payment.) Lets hope we both get paid before too long for all the hard work we've put in to writing those stories!

Anonymous said...

I have only ever been paid by Tab after publication, so I think you've been lucky in the past. Strange that they have treated writers differently. They did say after the big changes that they would pay on acceptance, but this never seemed to happen (not to me,anyway.)


Patsy said...

My latest payments have been shortly after publication – which has happened fairly soon after acceptance, so I'm not sure if that's considered after acceptance or after publication. Remember 'on acceptance' doesn't mean on the day it's accepted – that's just when the process starts. With some magazines it's a slowish process.

I have had to chase payments, with several different magazines, in the past. When money doesn't come through straightaway I'm sure it's because of an oversight or technical glitch, not an attempt to get out of paying the writer.l