WriteIndia Writing Contest: When a Contest Sponsor Changes The Rules

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareNOTE: This post has been updated.I harp a lot here on how important it is to read the fine print–in your publishing contract, on websites that host user content, in literary contests. Sure, it’s tedious, esp… [...]

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How Publishers Abuse Termination Fees: Sky Warrior Books

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I’ve written before about termination fees in publishing contracts: why they are bad not just for authors, but for publishers, and how publishers can abuse them. Here’s another case study in how termination … [...]

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“Cutting Lists Isn’t New”: Q&A With Month9Books’ Georgia McBride

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, as I was researching my blog post on the troubles at YA publisher Month9Books (which recently reverted rights to 40-50 authors amid allegations of non-payment and other problems), I reached out to… [...]

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Month9Books Scales Back Its List Amid Allegations of Nonpayment

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware On May 20, Publishers Lunch broke the news that Month9Books, a well-regarded and apparently successful publisher of young adult and middle-grade fiction, was scaling back its list and reverting rights to “40… [...]

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