We’ve got a special announcement today, one that has us thrilled, giddy, over the moon—you name it.
*drum roll, please*
Nimrod International Journal will, for the first time in its history, be a paying market for all work printed in our pages in 2019!
Excuse us while we do a happy dance and throw lots of streamers in the air!
*throws streamers, toots horns, clashes cymbals*
Here are the specifics:
For work printed in our two 2019 issues, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa and Awards 41, we will pay $10/page, with a maximum payment of $200. Visual artists whose work appears internally will also be compensated at a rate of $10 per image used. All contributors will also receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Work selected for publication through our two annual contests, the Nimrod Literary Awards and the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, will also receive this payment (though monetary prizes for winners will remain the same: $2,000 and $1,000 for the Literary Awards; $500 for the Francine Ringold Awards). And you don’t have to wait until 2019 to submit for these issues—all work currently in process and work submitted from this point for our 2019 issues will fall under this category.
We’re excited to be able to pay contributors in 2019. This is a goal we’ve hoped to achieve for a long time, so 2019 is going to be a very special year for us. We want to get the news out to as many writers as possible, so please help us spread the word that Nimrod will be a paying market in 2019 and, if you are a writer yourself, send your work in for consideration!
And, while we hope to continue paying our contributors beyond 2019, this is a trial effort to assess the effects on submissions and our budget. We’ll be monitoring to see if this is practical. We know it’s something we want to keep doing if possible, so we’re starting here.