Hoping to catch the eye of anyone that write freelance for mags / websites please. I have just discovered I have had an article I emailed to a magazine published, hooray! Much joy, etc. However... They have said 'thanks a lot, we'll send you a free copy' No mention of any fee. I thought, from google (so no extensive research), I would be sent a contract with terms and payment info, this has not happened. I sent the article in full, by email and did not mention a fee at this point - I thought that would be negotiated / sorted later. Was I wrong in this? I assume they have sniffed me out as a rookie, but it doesn't feel right. What are people's thoughts? I'm still delighted to be published, and can add it to my bio, but I am wondering what went wrong for next time, if there is a next time of course! Thanks so much.