The WritersWeekly Drinking Game!

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  • drink one shot if a publisher says she is shocked — SHOCKED — that anyone could ever accuse them of nonpayment
  • drink one shot if a publisher denies that she ever got an invoice
  • drink one shot if a publisher says she got the invoice, but the invoice was incorrect
  • drink one shot if a publisher says it’s someone else’s fault that writers weren’t paid
  • drink TWO shots if publisher insists the check is in the mail (or must have been lost via the mail/USPS/FedEx/UPS)
  • drink another two shots if check to writer bounces or is otherwise invalid
  • drink one shot if publisher says she didn’t pay the writer because the story sucked (even though it was published)
  • drink one shot if publisher says that allegations of nonpayment are libelous
  • drink TWO shots if publisher misuses libel for slander or vice versa
  • drink one shot if publisher says her lawyer will be calling you shortly
  • drink a shot for every typo in a publisher’s correspondence

  • Got paid? Check went through? Buy a round for your friends!

Submitted by: Two Shot-Slingin’ Drunk Wordsmiths