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    Question about submission fees

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by bleedingink, Nov 8, 2007.

    I have a question. Would you pay to submit to a contest by a newly established college lit magazine? Like say the winner gets paid but the submission fee is $10-15 per submission. Would you do it?
     
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    A writer honestly shouldn't ever pay to have anything published, unless they are going along the daunting path of self-publishing.

    I dare say that magazine won't last long.
     
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    I would submit to a contest that charges, but the prizes need to be substantial to make it worthwhile. Like it's not good to pay a $10 contest fee when first prize is only $20, but $300, now that's definitely good. Also, make sure the contests are legitimate.
     
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    I agree with Skipdonahue. A writer shouldn't be asked to pay for publishing his work.
     
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    I wouldn't pay anything for a writing contest.

    (The exception would be the top tier of screenplay contests, which is sort of a horse of a different color.)

    The idea of paying for a shot at a COLLEGE LIT MAGAZINE strikes me as preposterous.

    Contests of that type are generally attempts to self-fund circulation-raising.
     
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    ditto the 'NO!'... hugs, m
     
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    so, did one get you for some bucks, box?
     
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    er, no
     
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