Category «Money»

Shy about money (Mistake #27)

“Money’s such a sensitive issue to broach with an editor,” a rather talented student told me today. No, it is not. Publishing is a business. Writing articles is work. People get paid for their work. The typical exchange goes like this: Student: “Hi Alex! Just got an acceptance from an editor!” Me: “Great! What fee …

Accepting “we have no budget” (Mistake #7)

I often advise new students to start modestly with local papers, local magazines and other niche or humble titles. It helps build up confidence, gets you into the habit of writing regularly, boosts your research skills… and so on. You’ll also probably get useful feedback from editors with whom you’re working. Often, small publications may …

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