What do You do When it’s Your First Time?
Guest post by M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.
So, “IT” happens – after dozens of rejection letters from agents you dedicated the last three months to finding a small publisher looking for exactly your kind of book… and you found one. The company rep sends you the standard first-time client contract and at the end of the email writes –
“Just look it over, print it out and sign it. Then scan it and email it back to us and the rest is history.”
Nuh-uh – you’ve only just stepped into the worm hole and there’s quite a ride until you pop out the other side. First off, if you don’t belong to a renowned writer’s community like SFWA (Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America) or a local writer’s union/guild who employ or provide access to literary lawyers and…
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