Morning all… just looked at the time it’s like 12.45 a.m my time! Got a little engrossed this evening in work. I have a serious question for anyone who classes themselves as a writer. Have you ever paid for a submission? Be it to a publisher, contest, agent whatever does not matter. I have never done it, and really never considered it, but I have one work in progress I am thinking of taking a chance on paid submission. What’s your view or experience with this? Drop a comment with your personal view and experience, or vote I’d really love to know what the general feel is about this.
I’ll be honest, have said before today that ‘I think that we (writers) should never pay to have work read, after all if we get a deal they ( publisher /agent/ whoever) get their pockets lined from us anyway! And us sending out work to a certain person, they should feel pretty lucky, not charge us a reading or contest fee etc!’…. BUT now I am wondering if I had it all wrong??… The mind boggles, someone enlighten me on your view or experience.