Warning to freelancers: I have written for Texas Family Magazine since its launch in January 2006 and have recently filed complaints against them with the Internet Crime Commission (www.ic3.gov) and the Better Business Bureau. I have hesitated to speak ill of them, but I simply cannot watch a new freelancer get signed on to write for someone who is not paying for work submitted.
I currently have two invoices that are overdue. One is overdue by 3 months and the other by 7 months. I have not been paid since the Nov/Dec 2007 issue.
I strongly discourage anyone from accepting writing jobs from this magazine. While they have a good purpose and content focus, their publisher has been consistently non-paying with me.
I can of course only speak to my own experience but I have been told by other writers that they have not been paid since Nov/Dec either. I cannot confirm any claims other than my own. If you want to discuss this further, you may contact me on this board. Thanks and be careful out there.