The money was awarded for my article "Champagne Love", submitted to the new website "Field Report". This unique business pays writers only if their contribution is voted to the top of their category. But here's the cool thing - they don't have a Paula Abdul or Simon voting on each contribution. A posting is voted to the top of the heap by the other contributors, each of whom is required to vote on five randomly generated submissions before they can post one of their own.
The model works surprisingly well - check it out here - but before you click the link I should warn you, the writing is surprisingly good, and you're almost guaranteed to read more postings than you have time for! But you won't regret it.
This new site was brought to my attention by Stephanie Losee, a member of our wine club, a published author and one of the minds behind this start-up. I thank her for inviting me to contribute and wish her and the Field Report team the best of luck.
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