There are so many book publishing companies these days that the big New York publishers no longer have the corner on the market. Writers can often directly approach smaller and independent publishers without having to first secure literary agent representation. But...
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You Want Me To Do What? Dealing With Agent Or Editor Revision Requests
If a member of your critique group suggests a change you don't agree with, you can easily ignore the comment. But when you're talking to the literary agent who is trying to get you a book deal, or the literary journal editor who has made you an offer of...
Poets & Writers Beware
Signing a contract with a literary journal can be exciting! But don’t let your enthusiasm get the best of you. We’ve said it before: Contracts favor the person/people who write them. Protect yourself by making sure you have a complete understanding of the hidden...
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...
7 Dangers To Avoid In A Literary Agency Contract
It's happened—a literary agency contract! Some writers who are offered an agreement from a literary agency simply sign on the dotted line without fully understanding what’s at stake. Maybe they have an implicit trust in their future literary agency. Or maybe they're...
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