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Those are basically two of the most common options, yes. Below are the ones that I know: Fee: This is typical for articles, short stories and poems submitted to magazines (when there is payment offered). You get either a one-time flat fee or a per-word fee for first publication rights in that periodical. Contract Writing: This is typical for large ...


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What kind of book? I have most experience with novels... I think things are a bit different for non-fiction, but I can't say for sure. For novels... Authors don't get paid per word. That applies to some short story markets, and, I think to non-fiction articles, but not novels. For novels, authors are paid royalties based on sales. This can be either net ...


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AFAIK, people usually don't get paid for that sort of thing. It's like a letter to the editor. The reward is getting your story/poem/essay in the paper. The small amount of money that somebody would get paid for a one-time short submission isn't worth the newspaper's bother. But, if it's a weekly contest, then the newspaper might want to increase ...



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