With the influx of writers trying to join News Break, some writers are being turned away. Without any explanation, the email informs a disappointed writer that they have not been selected for the Creator Program, which promises a whopping 1K monthly payout to qualifying writers. To qualify, a Creator must post at least 3 articles per week, all of which must receive 500 reads, while maintaining a personal followership of 500 readers. The platform reportedly is “not enforcing” the 1K word count “at this time.”
With the tidal wave of new applicants for News Break, Facebook groups are popping up with writers and hopefuls, collaborating, comparing the fine print, and trying to navigate the often conflicting information. Many writers remain hopeful this will be another way to earn money for their passion.