The editor contacted me and asked me to write a specific piece 5,000 word piece for the magazine. She then requested an in person meeting, and over the period of 10 months made extensive edits on the piece and requests of my time, including various phone calls. Frequently she asked for meetings and then canceled those meetings because she was "busy." When I requested a contract, she brushed me off, saying my piece needed more editing. At the end of 11 months, she killed the piece and said that I would not be paid a kill fee because I had no contract.