Y. Black, Publisher
Guidelines for Contributing:
Are you a U.S.-based
creative professional (writer, editor, graphic designer, translator, etc.)
who has an international client base? Perhaps you’re in Des Moines and
regularly receive assignments from a company in Barcelona or London.
We want to hear from you!
What do we want to know? Such particulars as:
What was the assignment
(writing, building a website, translating, etc.)?
How you got the assignment
(sent a resume, fax, email; made a call; recommended by a friend; referred
by a client, etc.)?
Did a time difference
affect your work?
Was there a language barrier? If so, did it
hinder the project in any way? How did you work around it?
Did you have problems
Has this led to more work?
Did it pay better, worst,
or about the same as a U.S.-based gig?
Were there any unforeseen
challenges that others should know about if they choose this type of work?
Overall, was it a good or
What we look for: Humor, insight and little-known facts that will make the reader come away
with a firm grasp of what working with clients abroad is really like.
Note: We look for detailed specifics. If an account is too brief,
too general in nature, too lacking in specifics and/or doesn’t address all
questions listed above, we will usually decline to publish that submission.
Can be as in-depth as you like (the more detailed, the better).
Feel free to include a generous resource box advertising your
product/service at the end of the submission. Also, feel free to include one
photo and your website URL.
We ask for first, exclusive rights for 90 days. Must be original; no
$25 – if we publish your submission. We pay via PayPal, so you must
be able to accept payment via this method. We pay on the day we publish
and respond to all entries within one week, even if we decline to