Getting paid for writing?
June 3, 2012 6:03 PM Subscribe
Should I expect to get paid for the writing I do for newspapers and periodicals?
posted by ranglin to writing & language (45 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an academic that has recently submitted a couple of OpEd articles to publications in my area (technology and education). At first I was so excited to publish these that I was happy to just send them to the editor, but now I'm starting to branch out I'm wondering whether I should be asking to be paid? I found this article
which gives some great tips on how to approach editors and get items published, but just wondering how the payment system works (this is good too
, but more focused on a full-time career)? In the academic field, where I come from, you usually don't get paid for publications (and sometimes have to pay them!), so this is all new to me.
Appreciate any help you can give. Thanks MeFi!