Monday, May 30, 2011

Young Blood

The challenge for me was to shorten the article (the limit was 6,500 characters with spaces) but after 2 edits the best I could do was 6,999 characters with spaces. Nonetheless I was very thankful and thrilled when I received the call from PDI a few days after I submitted that they are publishing it. The lady did inform me that the editor will have discretion on some changes, and I was a little surprised the title along with a lot of things were revised. I guess my dramatic writing style isn't that much suited for limited space in the Opinion page haha! Thanks to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for the opportunity...

Philippine Daily Inquirer Vol.26 No.172 Tuesday, May 31,2011
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2 comments:

DENASE said...

May bayad ba pagsubmit sa youngblood? I mean may sweldo ba?

Thad said...

@Denase: Nope, there's no pay :-) I think how it goes is that negotiations with a writing job means that one has a selection of published works already, hence the first step is to get published first. Most opportunities have no pay for contributors.. plus its also competitive, sometimes you compete with hundreds/ thousands even, of entries and when it is selected the only reward is that your work is good enough to be published on national circulation :-)

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