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Subject:Re: Having Writers Block From:Jason Galea <jgalea -at- TXBASE -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 17 Jan 1997 10:48:06 -0500
>YVonne asks, "where can I get an estimated price list so I know what I can
>charge for various types of writing and what is a 'tear sheet'?"
>YVonne, your second question suggests that you are interested in creative or
>journalistic writing. In that case, you have little say in what a
>publication will pay you. In fact, you have no say unless you are a
>recognized writer and the publication is willing to negotiate. Refer to the
>1997 Writers Market by F&W publications; it lists publications that deal with
>freelance writers along with their going pay rate. You have the choice of
>submitting to lower paying publications or not, but here's word of advice:
>Query or submit to any publication that will print your material. The name
>of the game is to get published and build your credentials.
>In regards to your initial question, a tear sheet is not a writing sample, it
>is a photocopy of an article/story that was published as it appears in the
>publication. A tear sheet adds to your credentials--it's proof. When
>submitting a tear sheet select your published article that best suits the
>type of publication to which you're submitting.
>Best of Luck