For the first time, LONTAR is increasing its payment rate for contributors! Yay!
Payment is now a flat $30 SGD per short story or non-fiction article, $15 SGD per poem or set of poems, $55 SGD per original comic and $30 SGD per reprint comic.
Publisher Edmund Wee has agreed to this increase in order to offset the 10% withholding tax for residents outside of Singapore. (Meaning that if you live in the US and sell a story to us, you’ll actually be getting $27, which is still a slight bump from before. This is unfortunately a financial rule by IRAS that we have to comply with, although if you live in Singapore, the withholding tax does not apply.)
These new payment rates will start with issue #7, which is scheduled for October 2016, and it’s another cracker of an issue.
And if you want to help bump those rates up even further, become a LONTAR patron today!