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The Anatomy Of A Literary Journal Contract: The Bare Bones Of Basic Phrases
Before you sign a contract with a literary journal, be sure you understand it! The language of literary magazine contracts can sometimes be confusing. Here's a review of some basic terms and phrases to help you better understand what you're agreeing to. Grant of...
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...
How To Fire Your Literary Agent
After much consideration and carefully weighing all the pros and cons, you've come to the conclusion that it's time to fire your literary agent. Now the question is: Where do you start? First things first: Review your literary agent contract to understand the...
The 5 Rookie Mistakes Writers Make When Negotiating A Contract
When a writer is offered a contract—whether it’s for publication of a work or for representation by a literary agency—most writers are on their own. They feel flattered by being offered a contract. They’re eager and excited, or they’re humbled and grateful. Because...
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