I got an essay accepted in July, but they still haven't published it.
January 30, 2014 2:33 PM Subscribe
I wrote a personal essay for a high-traffic website and it was accepted. But after seven months they still haven't published it. Do you think there's any chance they will? Should I email and ask about it a second time?
posted by tuberose to Writing & Language (9 answers total)
A question for the writers:
I recently started trying to publish essays/reviews/fiction. It's been an uphill struggle but I've managed to get a few pieces published.
In July, I sent an essay to a high-traffic website that publishes mostly personal essays. My article was accepted. It still hasn't been published. The contract stipulates that they don't have to publish my work, but it doesn't say whether they'll contact me if they decide not to. It does say they'll pay me upon publication, so of course that hasn't happened yet either.
The first time I asked when they were going to publish my piece, they said they were only running essays with similar topics a few times a week, and they had a lot to run. That was in October. Should I write to them again and ask if they're planning to publish it at all? Do you think there's any chance they will?
Note: I had another piece published in print, and the editors revised the whole thing. It doesn't look like my article at all now. Is being a writer this bad all the time?