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The Anatomy Of A Literary Agency Contract : How Six Short Clauses Can Control Your Writing Career


When you sign with a literary agency, consider the contract (or agreement) that bears your signature to be the owner’s manual for your relationship with your agent. The terms under which the literary agency operates—everything from how and when you are paid to how and when you can sever your agreement—are governed by your literary…

Interview With An Author: Two-Time U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser


In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. A two-time United States Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser is the author of eleven full-length collections of poetry, including Weather Central and Delights and Shadows, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. His first book of prose,…

5 Ways To Maintain A Positive Mind-Set About Your Submissions


Eureka! You’ve created your own version of  the perfect submission strategy! You’ve organized a carefully planned schedule, conducted extensive research, and written your very best work. It’s time to enthusiastically follow your new submission strategy and send your writing out into the world. But before you know it, your excitement about making submissions starts to…

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