10 June 2013

Ask, and you shall receive (6 Questions you should always ask upon story acceptance)

Congratulations! A story accepted, a feather in your cap. So what next? Party? Hang on, the deal’s not done yet. For all you know, the magazine doesn’t pay kill fees. Or maybe it demands exclusivity. You don’t want to rush into a contract only to find out later you’ve been given the short end of the stick. Before you break out the bubbly, there are some key points that you will need to know for certain to complete – or even go ahead with – the sale.

What rights do they want?
What rights are you giving away? This is, by far, the most important question you will be asking upon acceptance because much depends...

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