The Economics Of Online Magazines

People tend to have very odd ideas about how much money can be made out of SF&F activities. Kevin regularly has to deal with fans who are convinced he makes a fortune out of running conventions. Equally people have assumed that I made lots of money from running Emerald City. It ain’t so, people, especially if you want to pay contributors.

The folks are Crossed Genres do want to pay contributors. Right now they don’t pay very much. I got $10 for my article — less than I spent ordering a couple of paper copies of the magazine. Even so the magazine is currently down $1500 on the year to date. Bart Lieb explains more here, and Kay Holt asks for help with PR here.

It is a good magazine, folks. Please consider giving them some help.