I just got this from an editor about whether she “pays” or not. I’ve never read anything like it, it’s just too hilarious:
Dear Roy, Unfortunately, the only monetary exchange that comes out of our publication is me paying our host to provide us the server. I wish I could pay! If you live close by, I can let you play with our puppy, she is really adorable, but other than that, just for the love of the game….
I guess if I were to get 2 acceptances from them, I could babysit their dog eventually.
Roy A. Barnes