Paying a fee to get published in an illustration yearbook: worth it?
February 11, 2013 8:57 AM Subscribe
I am an illustrator and have been recently contacted by the magazine Uppercase, who offered me an opportunity to be part of the third edition of Work/Life, an annual book dedicated to the work of 100 international illustrators.
While surely nicely curated and distributed, Uppercase Work/Life asks their applicants to pay a CDN $500 fee to have a two-page spread.
Is it worth it?
posted by anonymous to media & arts (6 answers total)
The email that I got made it look like I had been selected for my illustration skills; reading it more carefully, I understood it was more a discount code for application (a $50 saving).
I've been following the work of Uppercase in the past years and find it interesting. I cannot hide a bit of disappointment at having to pay, but maybe this is normal? Should I pay? Is this worth the exposure? Anybody with similar experience?
Anonymous for fear of being blacklisted by Big Illustration.