I've wasted enough of my life on Cracked.com that I feel I might be able to click the "Write for Us" button and try my luck with an idea or two I've been ruminating.
Has anyone here written for them? What is your experience?
I wasn't able to find their contract on their site. Their Cracked Comedy Workshop Forum (you must have a free account to visit the forum) says they pay $150 on delivery of your draft, then $150 per article for the next four articles, then $250 per article for each one after that. If the article is one of the top 10 for the month, you get an additional $100. Payment is via PayPal.
To pitch an article idea, you post an up-to 2000-word pitch in their forum (to me they look like rough drafts of the articles), and the editors and other members comment. If the editors like it, it moves into a different forum where the editors will discuss if they want to move ahead with it. If it moves forward, they give you two weeks (with extensions if you need them) to submit your draft, and the article posts about 6 weeks later.