Question: Does Moksha support charging submission fees for submissions?
Answer: No, and we have no plans to do so. Since its inception, Moksha has been designed to reach the widest global audience possible. Anyone in the world with an internet connection can submit to Moksha. Charging submission fees would reduce the potential audience considerably, and would make it prohibitively difficult if not impossible for some to submit. Even a “small” submission fee can be prohibitively expensive for people of limited means, and acquiring a credit card can be difficult if not impossible in certain regions.
We are also firm believers in Yog’s law: “Money should always flow toward the writer.” As such, submission fees do not abide by this law. Others have addressed this topic in more detail:
We understand that some journals and magazines use submission fees as their primary source of income, however, we at Moksha feel this is an unnecessary burden placed on writers. We also feel that, as a business model, it unfairly exploits authors, especially when many other business models which do not charge submission fees have been proven to work.
For this reason and the reasons outlined above, we do not have plans to ever support submission fees.