Publisher Susan Gibson, of Trail Blazer magazine in Arizona, owes me $300 US. I wrote a story for her that was published in January 2007. My lengthy contract says that I should have been paid 2 weeks after the publication of the story. I waited a while before nagging her. Then I started emailing. When my emails were ignored I started calling. Then when I left a message saying I hoped this wouldn't become an embarrassing situation for either of us I received an email saying she had tried to deposit money into my bank account three times but it hadn't worked. Then she said she would put a cheque in the mail to me tomorrow that would take 5-7 days. I knew the bank story was a lie because I have never given her any banking information but I still hoped for the check.
I do have this contract, but not sure what else I can do at this point. Your ideas/input would be greatly appreciated.
Susan, if you are on here or read this, please pay your bills!