Quote Originally Posted by Barbara R. View Post
Sorry, I meant the "Oops" as a header for the email. The bio itself is bound to be more than one line. But it should still be really short. If your profession is relevant to your writing or impressive in itself (say you're head of neurosurgery somewhere, or a Supreme Court Justice or the like), you should mention it. If not, not.

It doesn't disqualify your publishing credit that it wasn't a paid article. Unfortunately, many periodicals don't pay, or pay in copies of the magazine or some other useless form of scrip. They do this because writers who should know better let them get away with it...but that's a different issue. If they've published important writers, that's a good credit to mention.
Thank you Barbara R. My bio is mostly just short list and runner-up type of stuff. I hope it helps. Thanks again for answering my questions.