Upcoming Changes for Vision
This is the final issue of our third year of
publication. Amazing! When I first suggested Vision in the last months of
2000, I had no idea what I was really getting into, of course. In this year
alone we have published close to 200,000 words. That means I have edited and
published about two novels' worth of non-fiction material just in 2003.
Vision takes a significant amount of time to
put together, and the patience of the gods when things start falling farther and
farther behind. It's not easy work, but the end product has always seemed well
worth the effort.
I'd like to thank Ellen Wright for all the
work she's done in copyediting, as well as the writers who contributed
material. It's been a good three years, and I hope we can continue for several
So, what is this important change I'm talking
about? Starting in 2004 Vision will pay half a cent per word for articles.
That's not much money, and we're going to be asking a lot for that half cent --
both ezine rights as well as the right to publish anything we choose in a POD
'Best of' Anthology at the end of the year. By printing the anthology, we hope
to make back the funds that I will be putting into Vision to buy the articles
and perhaps even make enough to fund the following year's article acquisitions.
We will be limiting the number of articles
bought, and 2000 words ($10) will be the cut off point for payment. All the
other guidelines remain the same. I will be looking for articles on
theme-related, general writing and genre topics. If you have some suggestion
that you think might help another writer, consider writing it into an article
and submitting it to Vision.