I guess this isn't a very good month for me - first Demand Studios wanted a ridiculous re-write for an article after accepting two articles written in a similar fashion, now Break Studios is asking for a rewrite of the first article I submitted. Now, doing a re-write wouldn't be so bad except their only instructions were to read the article guidelines again. Since I did follow the guidelines the first time around, telling me to re-write an aritcle after reading the guidelines is useless.
I Did My Homework
Before writing the articles for Break Studios, I read all the writer guidelines and the guidelines for each different type of article. Most of their guidelines are similar to Demand Studios, so I do feel I understood them. Then, I visited the sites that the articles were intended for to see how other people formated similar articles to make sure I stayed within the same format. I must say, many of the published articles on their sites did not follow the guidelines. But I made sure that I did follow them when I wrote the articles. Apparently I didn't do enough for my $8, because they requested a re-write. But since they didn't specify what was wrong with the article, there was no way to re-write it. So I put a note on the bottom of the submission stating that they need to be more specific since the article looks fine to me. I'm sure it will be rejected and the title will be placed back into the writer's pool, but for only $8, I don't care.
Waste of Time?
Since I will own the article if they reject it, then I can go ahead and place it on another writing site. I'm sure I can make at least $8 from it on eHow, Associated Content or Triond, or even sell it on Constant-Content. At least it wasn't a waste of my time.
Warning: Not Always as They Appear
For anyone who may be considering writing for Break Studios, be warned that the title of the articles does not always coincide with the way they want the article written. They even say in their guidelines that a How to...article may not be specifically a How to format - it may be an About format or some other format. Well, how in the world are we supposed to know which format?? My article only said it was a "Blog Post". However, they really wanted an "About" format. Hmmm, they should have just said that.
I have one more article there waiting to be looked at, so we will see if I get a double rejection. Is there anyone out there who has tried Break Studios? How are you doing there?