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    practical experience, FTW elisadasilva's Avatar
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    [Magazine] Hustler

    Anyone have any experience writing for them? I have a chance to co-write an article for them.

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    Moving this to Bewares and Background checks. I think you may get more of a response there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdkiggins
    Moving this to Bewares and Background checks. I think you may get more of a response there.
    Actually, I'm surprised no one touched this one. Somebody mentioned them not too long ago, wondering if it was a credit worth mentioning or if the magazine's focus would detract from the list of credits. The usual crowd jumped in and said 'by all means, list it.'

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    Indeed, grab it.
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    I was once contacted to do some editorial photography for them once (nothing naked), and I turned it down. I hope to be a serious journalist someday, and I didn't want that credit to come back and bite me in the backside.

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    As far as I know they're a paying market, and I've never heard that they weren't paying their writers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah
    I was once contacted to do some editorial photography for them once (nothing naked), and I turned it down. I hope to be a serious journalist someday, and I didn't want that credit to come back and bite me in the backside.
    The photographers for Hustler, Playboy, etc have the reputation for being some of the best in the world. I strongly suspect it would've done more good for your career than bad.

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    I believe Stephen King wrote for them when he was first starting out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XThe NavigatorX
    The photographers for Hustler, Playboy, etc have the reputation for being some of the best in the world. I strongly suspect it would've done more good for your career than bad.

    That was one year ago, and I'm confident that I did the right thing.

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    Any particular reason working for a lad mag is going to cause career death? After all if you are going for a job with someone uptight you can always leave it off the c.v.
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    A byline in a national/international publication is going to be good for your career, not matter what the publication is ...

    unless the byline is for an article entitled "Bestiality -- and Why I Love It"
    (or something along those lines).:horse:

    If the topic of the article is something a bit more respectable, I think it can only help your career to have "Hustler" on your list of credits -- for one, your c.v. will certainly make more of an impression on any possible future employer! Heck, even more so if you're female!

    Of course, if you disapprove of "Hustler" and magazines of that ilk, then you should certainly place principle above all else ...
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl Nantus
    I believe Stephen King wrote for them when he was first starting out.

    No, he wrote for Cavalier and Gent. Huster never was much of a fiction market.

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    ah, I stand corrected...


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    Stephen King wrote about a haunted word processor for Playboy long ago.

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    I think the Playboy sale came long after he was well-known. Playboy was always a top market for both fiction and non-fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallthunder
    A byline in a national/international publication is going to be good for your career, not matter what the publication is ...

    unless the byline is for an article entitled "Bestiality -- and Why I Love It"
    (or something along those lines).:horse:

    If the topic of the article is something a bit more respectable, I think it can only help your career to have "Hustler" on your list of credits -- for one, your c.v. will certainly make more of an impression on any possible future employer! Heck, even more so if you're female!

    Of course, if you disapprove of "Hustler" and magazines of that ilk, then you should certainly place principle above all else ...

    Interestingly enough, two months after that call, I got a call from a Walt Disney Subsidiary

    I'm new to writing, but not new to photography. And no, I would not want my name next to a photograph in Hustler magazine, since you asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah
    Interestingly enough, two months after that call, I got a call from a Walt Disney Subsidiary

    I'm new to writing, but not new to photography. And no, I would not want my name next to a photograph in Hustler magazine, since you asked.
    I'm not sure I'm following you here -- how was the Disney call linked to the "Hustler" opportunity? Or do you mean to say that you wouldn't have gotten the Disney call if you had done the "Hustler" work?

    In any case, congratulations on being considered by such big-name publications!

    I am with you regarding "Hustler" -- no way I would want to have my name associated with that magazine. Unless it has changed over the years, it's just pure "raunch." "Playboy," on the other hand, has some good articles & short stories. Just wish they hadn't decided to change the lay-out and adopt the "USAToday" trend of short/bullet-type writing...
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    The photo community is pretty small, and word would get out eventually. Everybody knows what everybody else is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah
    Interestingly enough, two months after that call, I got a call from a Walt Disney Subsidiary
    Unless things have changed since I last checked, Miramax was somehow related to Disney. Considering the types of films Miramax has come out with in the past (Pulp Fiction, for one), I don't know if Disney would really mind...

    But I wouldn't sign up for a credit in such magazines either. I can just imagine explaining about my "big news" at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner...

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    Use a different name. Publications, such as Hustler, tend to be discreet and not reveal true identities. Some of the work I've had published in "discreet" publications paid quite well and promptly. What's more, the same writings they purchased from me were equally capable of being accepted in family-oriented publications, so sometimes it's just a matter of who's willing to pay better. Still, I published under another name with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKuzminski
    Use a different name. Publications, such as Hustler, tend to be discreet and not reveal true identities. Some of the work I've had published in "discreet" publications paid quite well and promptly. What's more, the same writings they purchased from me were equally capable of being accepted in family-oriented publications, so sometimes it's just a matter of who's willing to pay better. Still, I published under another name with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryn
    Dave, are you saying that the classic "A Sale of Two Titties" was yours?

    Maryn, who sometimes can't resist (and who actually received the above-named book at her bridal shower)
    Nope, but damn that sounds like an interesting title.
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    I think it would make a BIG book. Probably two volumes.

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