View Full Version : Short Story Of The Month E-Zine (100 dollars per accepted story)

Mr. Anonymous
01-25-2009, 11:29 PM
It's a new E-Zine, and I'll be frank. The website is not exactly the flashiest, and neither, I assume, is the zine itself.

With that said, Dr. Kaiser was very timely with all his correspondences, and about a month and a half after I submitted, I was told that my story had been accepted.

I asked to be paid by check, and a few days later, I got it, cashed it. All as it should be.

The payment is a flat fee of 100 dollars, which is better than most ezines offer (from what I've gathered and heard.)

Though there is a set-up by which you can get paid by referring people, you do not have participate if you don't want to. Writers do not need a subscription to submit, and if your story is published, you get a lifetime subscription, which is not a bad deal at all.

Overall, I'm happy with my experiences with Short Story of the Month. Happy enough to recommend it to my fellow writers. If you have any other questions, I'll do my best to answer.

the site is... http://www.shortstoryofthemonth.com

01-28-2009, 01:25 AM
"I went to the website and and it made my computer start flashing and going crazy"

01-28-2009, 01:58 AM
"I went to the website and and it made my computer start flashing and going crazy"

Did the same thing for me.

01-28-2009, 02:04 AM
It didn't cause my computer to start flashing, but it certainly raised a hell of a big RED FLAG for me.

01-28-2009, 02:07 AM
Looks fishy

01-28-2009, 05:00 AM
Seems sort of scammy to me, so yeah, big red flag here too.

Mr. Anonymous
01-28-2009, 09:25 PM
I know it looks a little, well, fishy. But I sent my story in, and after it was accepted, I got paid. Can't really complain.

I'd encourage fellow writers to give this start-up the benefit of the doubt.

Kate Thornton
01-28-2009, 09:35 PM
My computer's security system aborted the site - I write a lot of short stories for money and I would be interested, but I can't access the site. If they're serious, they need to rework their website.

Mr. Anonymous
01-29-2009, 01:37 AM
The flashing happens, according to Dr. Kasier, when using internet explorer. The site works best when viewed with firefox. Just to let anyone interested know.

01-29-2009, 02:51 AM
Shhhhh... don't tell them how to fix it..... I don't need the extra competition. ;op

Just kidding.

I have Firefox and it loaded just fine 4 minutes ago....

Kate Thornton
01-29-2009, 10:17 PM
Sorry - I'm not changing my browser for this.

M.R.J. Le Blanc
01-29-2009, 10:48 PM
Loaded fine for me in IE. Maybe they've changed their site.

Mr. Anonymous
01-30-2009, 03:23 AM
Yeah, he did say they were working on it. I loaded it up using Internet Explorer too...

01-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Okay I'm giving it another try.

01-30-2009, 07:30 PM
I wonder if Dr. Ron Kaiser (the guy running the site) is the same Kaiser who published this story in 2008: http://www.farmhousemagazine.com/fall2008-fiction-kaiser.html