Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of work can I submit to PageBacon for the initial project, The Infinite Spectacle?
A: Our first project, The Infinite Spectacle, will focus on speculative fiction, science fiction, and stories that have a particularly unusual bent. Your story doesn't need to fit neatly into any category, but it should have a smell of the unknown.
We reserve the right to reject any submissions, including, but not limited to, works that are determined to
purposefully espouse or incite crimes of hate or grievous sexual violence
and other works we find to be overtly offensive without purpose.
If youíre looking to start a race-riot, you can go elsewhere.
Q: Will I get paid if my work is published by PageBacon?
A: Payment to the contributing writers is based on the net revenue from sales.
If net sales of the publication generate more than $100, the additional profit will be divided amongst the contributing writers based on the word count of each story, with a maximum payout of $500 per story.
PageBacon will only keep the initial $100 to cover the cost of generating a universal barcode to be used for book sales, as charged by CreateSpace. Otherwise, the tiny staff at PageBacon are volunteers and will not benefit financially from sales unless they have submitted works which have been published, to be treated as any other contributing writer.
Q: How do I get paid?
A quarterly report of the project earnings will be sent to the contributing writers. Payment, if any, will be based on the net sales for that specific project, with a maximum payout of $500 per story. Payments, if any, will be made at approximately the same week which the quarterly reports are sent out.
Example: If the publication is 50,000 words (only counting the actual story content), and you had contributed a 5000 word story, then you would get 10% of the net earnings for the quarter. A quarter which nets $1000 in sales, gives you $100 (given the example). There may be circumstances (such as the initial cost for us to generate a universal barcode) where a small cut will be used for development costs. In which case, you will be informed. For the most part, all revenue is divided between the contributing writers.
If you do not have or want to open a free PayPal account to receive payments, please contact us prior to publication.
A: For free? Are you kidding me? We're volunteers.
Although we will review each submission prior to publication, editing will be limited to the correction of obvious clerical errors and general formatting for overall consistency. The prospect of eternal fame or the burden of shameful disgrace is completely in your hands! "Fiction in the Raw" is our motto.
We will not publish anything that is
known to us to be owned in part or whole by another publication or
individual(s). We will respect the conditions of other
publications which may have policies regarding simultaneous publication or
postings, or that lay claim to legal rights regarding your specific work.
It is the responsibility of the submitter to understand and adhere to the
conditions and policies of any organization that has accepted their work.
Work submitted to PageBacon for posting cannot be legally bound, in part
or in whole, by any party other than the submitter.
If the volume has already been published and you wish to remove your work, we will remove it from future publication, but cannot recall work already published.
However, if your work is selected for publication
we may use excerpts of your submission in advertising or media to
promote the volume in which it represents.
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