Magazine Contracts and Permissions by Stephen Goldin
Series: The Business of Being a Writer.
Approx. 4,420 words.
Published on July 11, 2010 by
Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses the terms you're likely to encounter in magazine contracts, and how to write permission letters when your work is reprinted in new markets.