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#1 of 10 Old 06-16-2008, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A proposal for an article just got accepted for a national "glossy" type magazine.. A first for me (yay!). I am wondering if what they are paying me is low or high on the scale. Can anyone give me an idea? its about 200-300 words plus 3 or so original recipes.

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I have no idea - lol. But, I wanted to say Congratulations!
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Thanks! I am kind of walking on air still
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Congrats, from my research - magazines usually pay $1+/word and if it is a big-name magazine, even more than that. Of course I've never had the opportunity to be published in a national mag, congratulations to you!
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That's terrific!

I am currently waiting to hear from a "glossy" mag about a couple of pieces and I know they pay 1.50 to $2 per word. Most of the time, if you are accustomed to making a certain rate - say 1.50/word and the mag offers you 1/word, if you speak up and say, "My rate is generally $1.50 they will tend to give it to you.
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Okay, so that seems right on par....they are giving me $750 for the artcle...I am so psyched about this!

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Okay, so that seems right on par....they are giving me $750 for the artcle...I am so psyched about this!

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Yup that sounds about right, especially since you have 3 recipes. Soooo...are you going to share which mag this is so we can all read it and say "I 'know' her from MDC's Writing forum!"?
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Natural Home Mag

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So cool, do let us know what issue it will be in.
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A national glossy should give at least $1 a word. If the recipes are original, I'd consider much more than that.

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