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The Toast is an online literary magazine that publishes stories, articles, artwork, reviews, and more. Launched in mid-2013, it’s associated with some respected names and apparently draws a sizeable audience.
It also offers, in Writer Beware’s opinion, a very problematic agreement for freelancers.
Contributors to The Toast are paid a flat, one-time fee of $50 on publication. No further compensation is due, even if The Toast re-publishes the contribution. The Toast also reserves the right to edit at will.
These aren’t ideal provisions, but they’re not uncommon. What is uncommon: contributors must hand over copyright and waive all moral rights (including the right of attribution). (Continue reading…)