Recently, writer Jessica Piazza opened a conversation regarding payment in the literary world, specifically regarding poetry (head over to her site poetryhasvalue.com to see writers and editors weigh in.) She was kind enough to invite me to share my views. I sent her my post below; it is as much a statement on payment as it is my views on the role of editors in advocating for new writing.
What Comes Next: A Statement on Payment
I hold two separate stances on the idea of payment that create a whole ideology. First, payment for my work means little to me as a poet. Second, payment for your work means a great deal to me as an editor.