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Looking on as one of those "cantankerous authors"--not a scholar--I had to grit my teeth at the prestige thing. Oh yes. I allowed only one short story to be published in a literary magazine for the "prestige", but it is hard to eat it. Kudos to all of you who do work hard time and time again just for the privilege of publishing in the right journal (which is also helpful to me when I do research. So thank you!) My virtual hat is off to you. 
 
Cheers,
Jeri Westerson  

 
On 10/19/07, Ann Ball <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
Since most of you work at universities (I think) I had forgotten about scholarly journals that didn't pay for what you slave over.  When I asked one of my PhD friends why he bothered writing for them if they didn't pay and stick to writing for the ones who paid he told me about the "prestige" etc. with the scholarly journals. 
 
The stuff I write (when I do articles vs. books) is, of course, much shorter - average 800 to 1500 words. I do try and do careful research and have my facts correct, and sometimes writing shorter stuff is harder, too.  But the $100 to $400 per article makes a nice piece of change to spend on my grandkids or good scotch.  If people have to pay to receive the journals, looks like the editors and writers should get paid. 
 
And yes, John, I know cantankerous authors are the bane of editor's existence, but I generally get along well with my editors, probably because I have the reputation of getting my stuff in on time.  Yikes!  I'm beginning to sound like one of the characters in those medieval mysteries I like -- as if I am advocating academic revolt. 
 
Best,
Ann




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