Some writers just have to ruin it for the rest of us.
The link at the bottom is an article that talks about authors who not only were lucky enough to get offered book contracts, but got big advances to boot. THEN they didn't even turn in their material. AND they kept the money.
They've got to be kidding.
When I think of all the authors out there who would do anything to get published; to have their words out there in print; who, like me, would go with a small publisher who offers no money up front, just to be a published author, I have to wonder what the publishing industry is thinking when they dole out the "prize" of a contract to people who don't even appreciate it enough to hand the work in on time or at all.
Causes Lorraine Merkl Supports
The Legal Aid Society
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund