For the past 13 years, the Alien Times has provided the international community with local news and has served as a forum for people to share their experiences and insights. It has been an all-volunteer effort, and over the years, various people have contributed articles and news items. With the advent of paid advertisements over the last few years, the Alien Times has actually built up a small surplus above its printing costs. In order to work towards making the AT the best paper possible, we are instituting a new policy to encourage you to submit articles of interest. Thus, if you have something of value you would like to share with the international community, an original article of one page or more will bring you 5000 yen. Obviously, it needs to be something that is usable, and so we must limit payment to articles we can actually use, but we don't intend to be overly picky. If it isn't offensive, obscene or in some other way obviously inappropriate for a newspaper aimed at a general audience, then we'll take it. So let us here from you. Hopefully this will be an added incentive for you to submit articles. You can email them to the AT at za3t-byl[at]asahi-net.of.jp of submit articles on floppy disc (MS Word of text file). Looking forward to seeing some new writers!
(Ed's note: Due to declining funding rates, we can no longer offer our writers remuneration for articles.)
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