Just got a check from Edmonton Senior’s magazine (50+) for a travel article. It was strange, as I never received acknowledgement of the submission and two months later a friend in my writers group told it appeared in the magazine. I called up the editor and he said he thought he contacted me about it. Anyhow, I got paid.
Also was notified about being short-listed in a competition by Polar Expressions Publishing in an upcoming anthology. I’m guaranteed to be in print but only 1st to 3rd get money. A few years ago I garnered an ‘honorable mention’ for my short story I’m hoping I can get in the bucks with this year’s submission. came The ll short lister n was publisheme an article in the magazine