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Freelance Writing

15 Nov

Had a good time at the panel on getting started in freelance writing put on by the Seattle Writergrrls. The panel included two established freelance journalists– Amanda Castleman and Candace Dempsey– and Gary Marshall, a literary attorney.

Highlights of the talk included negotiating kill fees- what you get if they accept your story but decide to never run it (on a pay after publish contract, versus a pay on receipt contract)- and negotiating first publishing rights only, so that you as the author maintain ownership of your work.

The best part, though, was the chance to network with other writers.

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Posted by on November 15, 2010 in Writing

 

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