When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 3

You’re going to have to sue. At some point in your writing life, you’re going to have to sue to get paid. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. It happens to me about once every five years. The process of suing for payment in New York City’s small claims court is time consuming, but not at…

When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 2

Most outlets should pay you within 30 days of receipt of your invoice. Interestingly, even if there is a 30 day clause in your contract, it doesn’t leave you, as a writer, with much recourse to add a penalty if a web site or magazine doesn’t pay.  If you create your own contract in a…