Questions concerning these rates? Bid ready for assignment? Please contact the author, Kat Robinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids may be negotiable.
Tie Dye Travels, monthly or bi-monthly syndicated column
0-10,000 readers or unique visitors: $100 per use plus $25 per photo used
10-25,000 readers or unique visitors: $150 per use plus $25 per photo used
25-50,000 readers or unique visitors: $200 per use plus $30 per photo used
Over 50,000 readers: prices must be negotiated
*Rights remain with the author unless otherwise contracted
Weekly column available; please contact the author for details
Small publications (under 20,000 readers), not requiring travel
500 words for $125
1200 words for $250
Photos: $25 per each
Moderately sized publications (20-50,000 readers), not requiring travel
500 words for $175
1200 words for $350
Photos: $40 per each
Medium publications (50-100,000 readers), not requiring travel
500 words for $225
1200 words for $450
Photos: $50 per each
Large publications (100,000+ readers), not requiring travel
500 words for $300
1200 words for $600
Photos: $50 each
In-state travel: Same rate as assignment work plus expenses
Out-of-state travel: Same rate as assignment work plus expenses and $150 per day required for travel (minimum three days)
Restaurant reviews, in-state:
100-250 words: $100 plus expenses
250-500 words: $150 plus expenses
500-1000 words: $200 plus expenses
Photos: Same rate as assignment work
*All restaurant reviews remain available for appearance in Tie Dye Travels unless specifically contracted. Additional fees may apply.
Restaurant reviews, out-of-state: Same as in-state, plus $150 per day required for travel (distance dependant)
Longer articles, more detailed or extensive photography, and project work negotiated on a per-scale basis.
Non-commissioned articles (articles not already commissioned for a newspaper or magazine) for private use: usually runs same as assignment work. Taken on an as-possible basis (dependant on author’s schedule). Courtesy copy of articles contained within in-house publications requested.
Determined on an individual basis.
Speeches: One hour on topics (Arkansas foodways, Arkansas regional foodways, Arkansas restaurant history, stories from the road, stories from Arkansas Pie or Classic Eateries, evolution of journalism in blogging and social media, etc.) $500.
Book signings: Negotiable, sometimes free, but please never make this author sit on a bench in a room full of irritated shoppers for 10+ hours.
Conventions: Negotiated rate plus travel expenses, room and board.
Payment: Unless otherwise determined between author and publication, payment is determined at half up front, half on delivery. Out-of-state travelogues and other articles requiring travel require that travel expenses be paid up-front unless a previous negotiation has been made. This policy remains in effect for all work until and unless other conditions have been negotiated.
Scheduling: Scheduling of deadlines must be complete when bids are submitted for work. Deadlines of unreasonable expectations (less than 48 hours, or less than 10 business days for out-of-state travel) will usually not be considered and require additional incentives for the author.
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