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Sunday, December 7, 2008


It is important for you to know that after issue 4, Shroud will be temporarily moving to a flat-rate payment plan to help us contend with slow economic growth. It is absolutely critical that we cut costs in order to stay afloat. So beginning immediately (this will not impact issue 4 writers), Shroud will pay a flat rate of $10 for Flash Fiction, $25 for fiction up to 5000 words, and $25 for non-fiction up to 3000 words. Book reviews and other pieces will be discussed with the authors on a case by case basis.

It is with a heavy heart that I change these rates. It is NOT my intention to devalue the author's work in any way. I understand that it is difficult for professional writers to obtain the respect and remuneration that they truly deserve and it was always my goal to offer that. However, with this flat rate plan in place, it will help me mitigate costs and hopefully get my writers paid faster.

This rate change will NOT effect other publications/books, novellas/etc.

This rate change will NOT effect payments already discussed and agreed upon. If we discussed a payment rate for a piece that has not been published yet, we will continue to honor that (this applies to you columnists!)

Also, beginning immediately, we are CLOSED TO SUBMISIONS. We have begun a reading period.

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM FEBRUARY 1st through MARCH 30th, 2009 and then from MAY 1ST THROUGH JUNE 30TH 2009. We have created these reading periods to help us better respond to submissions. Unfortunately submissions that come in outside of those periods will not be read. Again, we are only doing this in order to better serve our writing community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.


Natalie L. Sin said...

I know I'll keep submitting. Your magazine is a fantastic place to be seen, like one of those clubs that only skinny sluts get into. Except that Shroud isn't full of pretentious douchebags : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

With one of the best audiences and the best, most understanding writers, you will succeed and thrive. Just keep putting out a great product and we will continue to send you our best stuff.

Patrick Rutigliano said...

I've had a sub active over at Shroud for a little under three months now, and even after learning of the pay cut I'm still just as eager to get in. I wish you the best of luck in these trying times--may there be more issues for many years to come!

Anonymous said...

Sigh. I wish I were a skinny slut. Er...I mean....