Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Reading Fees

Was talking to Lori earlier about reading fees and how they suck. What's everyone's take on them? I think if your mag needs to have another form of income to help pay the bills then you need to seriously reconsider your infrastructure.


At 11:01 AM, Blogger Alexa said...

Well, I'm answering this now, while I'm on hold with Symantec because they are jerks and didn't send me all that I ordered in hard copy (not to mention they trick you into upgrading instead of just renewing the subscription). Sorry, just a tad frustrated. More frustrated now after talking to a person...

Anyway, I think every reading fee should be assessed individually. It's important to know if it's for a decent publication or contest. And then you decide if the cost is worth it for you.

Magazines are not cheap to produce, and especially if it is a contest where they have a cash prize, I can understand why they do reading fees. Think about it, not many people subscribe to fiction magazines and such - they have TV now instead.


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