This person wants a total of $500 for his 1,300-word short story. It’s my understanding that this is about three times the current going rate for first-time authors. So what’s his angle? Why is this story worth so much money?
Of course! I’ll pay $100, to purchase re-sell rights (time limited to four months) so that I can sell the story. But to who?
If I call up a science fiction magazine, and tell them that I want to sell them a story, they’re going to insist on exclusive rights. So I guess I’d be stuck selling it direct to readers? How much would you pay for a story that’s only five pages long?
Maybe it’s a really fantastic story. Let’s see the sample.
Ugh. This is not clever. This is cutesie and tedious.
To Recap : For $100 this person will sell you “resell writes” to a amateur short story five pages long.