Pay Rates

How many of you skipped to this page first?  That’s okay. We accept that authors want to know what they will be paid before they invest a lot of time into reading all the fine print.  That is why we have given this its own page, so we can all cheat and look ahead.

We accept stories from authors worldwide, but stories must be in English.  Author will receive payment in U.S. Funds by company check.  Other payment methods can be negotiated on a case by case basis at time of contract, however all payments will always be in U.S. Funds at the pay rates outlined below.

Fiction Pay rates:

Fiction is published at one (1) U.S. cent per word.  A word is based on our word processor’s word count and excludes title, author information, etc.

If Plasma Frequency solicits a reprint story, it is published at one (1) U.S. cent per word.  A word is based on our word processor’s word count and excludes title, author information, etc.

Payment is usually made on the day of publication or earlier.  However, payment will be made no later then fifteen (15) calendar days after publication.

Note: It is our hope that as we grow our pay rates per word will go up.  We will update this page as that happens.

Art Pay Rates:

Cover Art is paid at a flat rate of one hundred (100) U.S. Dollars plus one print issue.

Interior Art is generally half paged and paid at a flat rate of forty (40) U.S. Dollars plus one print issue.

Payment is usually made on the day of publication and sent with the artist’s print issue.  Other arrangement can be made on a case by case basis.

Other Pay Rates:

Pay rates for works that do not fall under the above categories will be negotiated as the need arises.