As probably many of you have heard, Episode is changing the qualifying criteria for the writer’s payments.
Long story short, @tyramoore and I created a petition because we feel abandoned by Episode. They refuse to listen to the feedback the community is giving them, and we hope that this petition helps us to raise our voices and be heard.
Before one or another comes at us, we know that the new criteria is achievable. However, we believe, that it wouldn’t hurt Episode to support their community authors, and not make it even harder, since this is the main income for them. Everyday people are leaving the community and are stopping reading community stories that include gems. And in addition to that, we have to deal with readers who are rude to us and disappointed in us for putting gems into our stories, even though we did nothing wrong!
Under my recent IG post, people have commented that they wanted to start writing their own stories, but due to the new change, they feel discouraged and want to leave. Episode is losing more and more everyday without realizing it.
We understand that Episode can’t abandon all gem choices, but we strongly believe that we have two options to make the company as well as the community equally happy.
1. Decreasing the amount of gems to 20K
2. Increasing the time period to 4 months, instead of 2
If you share our opinion, consider signing the petition and spreading your opinion as well
Here is the link: https://www.change.org/p/episode-alternative-ways-to-please-the-community-and-episode?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_27451424_en-GB%3A6&recruiter=1181840980&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
Over 380 people have signed it already and we are still going strong
If you don’t share our opinion, that’s totally fine, but please be respectful