Hi, everyone! Wow! Sorry for the hiatus. I kept meaning to get back on here and update, but life just sort of blew up.
But I’m back now and will hopefully be more reliable about posting in the future.
Even after all these months, the first post I put up about my experience with True Story magazine still gets the majority of the hits on this blog. I’ve wanted to post an update about it, but since the situation hadn’t changed, I didn’t have anything new to report.
Well, now I do.
After many emails, which were as polite as I could make them, I finally received a response from the contact at True Story. They are still in the process of paying folks who have been waiting to receive payment. As of this week, they have made it through invoices for October 2011.
I felt like a huge nag for sending so many emails, but I didn’t want to be forgotten. So I tried to just make them as nice as possible. And the response I received was very cordial. So I won’t be emailing again until December probably.
I believe things happen for a reason, but I won’t lie and say this entire situation hasn’t been discouraging. I can never do anything easy, though, so running into this sort of trouble with my very first published short story is probably something I should have seen coming.
So if you’re still waiting to be paid (like me), hang in there! You aren’t being ignored. The poor folks at True Renditions are just overwhelmed. And don’t give up either because something good is bound to come out of your struggles. I’m sure I’ve learned something positive out of the whole experience.
And if this is the first you’ve heard of this and you’re looking for information on why you haven’t been paid yet for a accepted submission in 2011, shoot an email to email@example.com and explain your situation. They’re really nice over there.