Recently I ran into a situation where an accepted article (by an online publication) was not published the month it was agreed on.
The article had time-sensitive paragraphs for events that would expire within months. So it can be considered to be an article with an expiration date.
Finally, I decided to take my article and publish it elsewhere (the publisher/editor claimed to have "lost" the article).
Now I would like to understand what other writers have experienced in these situations?
- If you sell an article that should be published before a certain time period, can you argue for payment at the point of sale? -- Instead of "when the article is published", as is suggested by several online outlets.