Hello all, Am new to the forum and need some advice. I have just had my idea for a two part article accepted by my local weekly newspaper. When pressed on the subject of payment they say they do not and cannot pay any of their contributors. This I do not believe, but as this would be my first piece of writing to be printed (hopefully) would it make sense to do this for free and hope that it will lead to greater things. Also, if I do it free, I guess I still need to get an agreement from them on copyright, so that they can only use it the once. Any advice would be appreciated.