This just in from a former "Daily Write Round Robin" student of mine:
Hi Jane,I wanted to let you know about a new site that I have set up with some friends of mine who are established journalists and editors. We are eager to encourage other writers to contribute:
The site is thisistheworst.com - ("where high expectations go to die")
We offer payment for the story in each category chosen as "The Worst Ever!" and right now we are looking for Worst Date stories. Future stories will be Worst Job and Worst Vacation. The prize is $50 for the winner, but we will publish stories to be reviewed by us and our readers, so almost everyone who submits will have a chance to be published. We will provide attribution to the stories. There is more information on the site on our submission rules and the past category winner (This is the Worst Christmas Ever!). We also have other categories that are related to current events, news and popular culture.
If you could pass this information to your students, it would be greatly appreciated. We would be happy to provide a link to the Writing Salon on our site as well.
Again, best of luck with your surgery and Best Wishes for the New Year!