Well, this stinks. I was reading the AC forums and it looks like AC sent out a message to frequent news submitters, letting them know about the change -- no upfronts for news. (I submit news but I didn't get this memo). I'll still submit news-I didn't get the upfront most of the time anyway, plus you still make great PVs with timely news articles anyway. " We have decided to remove the Upfront Payment option for non- assignment news. Too much of our resources were spent reviewing for- pay stories that either didn?t come close to meeting requirements or were merely stolen from other media companies. It?s our hope this will free us up to devote our time and energy to work that is more beneficial to Contributors, AC and our readers. As always, we will continue to issue for-pay news assignments that are available to the entire community." BTW, Red, the SAHMs are bickering about you in that thread!