While some writers are firmly against this, I have no problem submitting and publishing with no pay or low pay markets.
My reasons are: 1) It's fun to write for them; 2) It boosts my confidence; and, 3) It sharpens my skills. The biggest reward? Reaching readers, which is one of my writing goals.
Until I read this by Nancy I. Sanders, I hadn't considered submitting to low pay and no pay markets. Now, I embrace them and appreciate the opportunities they provide.
What's your opinion?
And while we're on the subject, I'm happy to report two recent publications. If you're interested, you can check these out:
- My article "Ready to Ride!" won first place in Imagination Cafe's nonfiction contest.
- Susie Magazine published my article about the health benefits of laughter. You can view "A Spoonful of Laughter" here.
Both articles were fun to write, so viewing them on a site is the hot fudge on a scoop of vanilla bean. And the whipped cream on top? Reading the girls' lively comments below my article on Susie Magazine. They made my day.