There as least one freelancer that is not giving up on getting paid for a story he wrote for Surface magazine earlier this year.
Our tipster said he is still owed $500 for an article he wrote for Surface‘s January 2009 issue. Since then, the New York-based style and design magazine was purchased by Quadra Media, which also owns tattoo magazine Inked and other media entities. According to Folio, Quadra is run by Nylon owner Don Hellinger and Christopher Shannon.
According to our source and this Gawker article, Quadra was owed money by Surface so it foreclosed on the magazine earlier this year. This effectively erased the former magazine owner’s debts, so those freelancers who were not paid prior to the foreclosure will never see their payments. Or so they have been told by the company.