A couple of months ago I had work accepted at two different publications within a week of each other. As great as this was, I haven't heard anything back from either place since the notice of acceptance, and in one case, I was promised a payment in the contract within 30 days of them receiving it back from me. It's been more than 60, and still no payment. To that publication I just sent a gentle email inquiring about the status of my contract, but in retrospect I don't know if that was the right choice or not. The other publication was pretty vague about when I'd be published, but I'm still concerned that it may not actually happen. Does anyone have advice about how to handle a situation like this? I was pretty excited about having my 2nd and 3rd paid credits, but I'm starting to think these two might never occur.