I really enjoy it when a contract shows up in the mail. It makes me fell all professional and legitimate.
I've been expecting it, but I got the package today from Palladium Books for my contribution to The Rifter #50. The article deals with psychic characters for Rifts Chaos Earth, and is basically a warm up for my next full sourcebook, Chaos Earth: Psychic Storm. The new Rifter material is official, and should be out in the next month or so. Also included in the issue will be official work from a number of Palladium's leading freelancers.
Now I'm off to eBay to prematurely spend my fee.
UPDATE: Actually, I just learned via the latest Palladium Press Release that The Rifter #50 is at the printer. That means it should be in our grubby little hands in just a couple of weeks if all goes well. Look forward to that!