As I said to FHenry Carstens on more than one
occasion, the author payment issue need not be an issue.
Either decide you cannot afford to pay authors, and make
that announcement -- then people know where they stand
when deciding to submit or not -- OR announce that you pay
for articles, and then DO SO. To pretend you will pay, and
then not pay, is dishonest and sends a very bad message
about the magazine.
Speaking for myself, I have happily submitted
articles to the magazine of my historical society
(SPH&TS) with full knowledge that there was no
payment. That was fine. But when Henry stiffed me on
articles already published, I said "no more."
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