Originally Posted by HarryT
It seems to be getting harder and harder for writers to find a place where they can actually get paid for their work, especially short fiction. In the 1940s and 50s, there were a whole slew of magazines that writers could submit stories to, and get paid a reasonably good word-rate for. These days, the very idea that a writer might expect to be paid seems to be treated with outrage by many readers.
The internet has certainly made distribution of one's work easier, but I'm not personally convinced that it's actually improved the lot of the author.
True across the board. What with blogs and websites posting articles, non-fiction it is bad there too as I've learned during the last year, I'm still learning/relearning about marketing of writing and it's definitely a whole different world than it was 10+ years ago. I'm having a hard time finding publishers for even my (science) articles and creative non-fiction work....at least at this point, still looking, dealing with it, working it though. A few that I've initially thought were good candidates in addition to no pay, wanted ALL RIGHTS.
are they friggin' insane or what?