Hey, I just got asked to contribute to something! It's just an encyclopedia, nothing that counts as real scholarship, and while a nice little flourish for the professional service section of my c.v., nothing that's going to win me tenure either. In fact, the editors probably asked me partly because they knew I was junior enough not to feel able to turn anything down (and if so, they're right!). Nonetheless, I'm still fairly pleased that the editors (who are pretty cool people in the field) came up with my name in regards to this topic, so I'm feeling pretty good.
I have to laugh, though - the honorarium section states that on publication, each contributor will receive $50 for every 1000 words. I get 750 words. Why even bother to pay anything? Because, you know, I was going to turn them down, but when I realized that I'd get $37.50, well! That's a whole different ballgame!