Chad Perrin: SOB

20 July 2006

Being Published Regularly

Filed under: Geek,Profession — apotheon @ 01:40

I’m noticing a trend with regards to my writing-for-money endeavor. Specifically, the trend seems to be that when I put any real effort into it, at all, I write much more quickly than they’ll publish at TechRepublic.

I currently have five articles queued up for publication, presumably in my editor’s inbox, at TR. Four of those, along with another that was published almost two weeks ago, have been there since the middle of last month. Part of this delay can be attributed to the fact that the editor was on vacation for about a week and a half.

The salient point here, though, is that there are currently five articles waiting for publication, and it looks like there’s a delay of at least two weeks between publications of articles. That seems suboptimal. As a result, I’m looking for more places to publish. I’ve discovered that I like this writing-for-money thing.

Does anyone have any suggestions for places that’d publish my work? For an example of the sort of thing I’ve been writing (and getting paid to write), check out my growing list of Online Publication Credits. Specifically, the stuff under the “TechRepublic Articles” heading — since the PerlMonks tutorials weren’t paid, of course, and weren’t exactly aimed at professional publication when I wrote them.

Start making suggestions for places to go to get published. More to the point, if YOU, the reader, want to pay me to write stuff, let me know.


  1. […] So, while you’re thinking about what to suggest as the next place I should get published, you can also think about what book I should request. In fact, I’ll make contests, complete with prizes, for each. While I won’t be so free with my money as Sterling, I’ll give a book each to the people who come up with the book I choose and the first place to give me more than $200 for an article, subject to my approval (I won’t be buying anyone a $500 book, for instance, or awarding anything but ridicule to anyone that suggests TechRepublic). […]

    Pingback by SOB: Scion Of Backronymics » Contests: a book and a publication — 20 July 2006 @ 03:35

  2. Did a little bit of digging and here are some ideas for you: – Looks like they focus on firewall, network security, anti-virus kinds of articles. – You don’t get paid initially, but looks like they choose paid contributors from the pool of non-paid. – Doesn’t pay real well, but looks like they want just simple computer tips. I’m guessing it is more focused on a Windows audience. – I’m not sure if they pay for article submissions, but I’ve got an email into them inquiring about it. They had whitepapers on the site so I figured they might. I’ll keep you informed on what I find out about this one.

    Comment by medullaoblongata — 21 July 2006 @ 08:06

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