Editor contacted me to write a specific 5,000 word piece for the magazine. Editor then requested in person meeting to discuss ideas even though I was living in a different country. Editor made extensive requests for phone meetings and sent tons of emails, but did not actually edit my piece for 8 months. When I requested a contract after the first round of edits, she brushed me off and said I needed more editing. At the 11 month mark after a 2nd round of editing, she killed the piece and said I would not be paid a kill fee because I had no contract.