Monday, May 9, 2016


A contract sent by a publication to cover the terms of a submission they are buying from the author. Not all publications require or supply such a contract. These contracts are usually short, one or two pages. Typical terms indicate the topic, cover the rights they are purchasing, amount of payment and when it will be paid (a specific date or whether payment will be on acceptance or publication), due date, and length of article. In addition you are swearing that the material is original with you and has not been published previously. Publications that do not send a contract will send a letter or email that will basically include the same information. For samples of this type of contract, go to:, or:

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