Its Good to Know! some emotions can just caught us so damn Much… we can forget the basics…
Congratulations, you’ve landed your first contract. A publisher (whether book, newspaper, magazine, Web site, or some other entity) wants to publish your piece. That deserves a celebration. Pop the cork! Enjoy.
Okay. After you’ve taken the time to savor the moment, you need to review your contract. All parties involved want to make the best deal for themselves, so make sure you know what rights you are giving up.
- First serial rights/ First rights – The publication will be the first to publish your piece. You retain the option to submit and publish the piece elsewhere.
- One-time rights – You permit the publication the right to publish your piece once. (This could be your first printing or a reprint.) You retain the option to submit and publish the piece elsewhere.
- Second serial rights – You permit the publication the right to be the second to publish your piece.
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