Apricots and Wolfsbane

Dip Pens & Contracts!

How do you sign a publishing contract for historical fiction? With a dip pen of course!

I got my dip pen (featured above) two years ago at the Texas Renaissance Festival from Visker & Scrivener. They have a fantastic little shop in Galveston as well.

Signing the Contract

Reviewing contracts was an exciting but daunting experience. That communication law class required as part of my journalism degree finally came in handy! The professors said it would and now, I concede they were right.

I also found fantastic references with Google including recommendations, checklists and sample verbiage. Here are a few of my favorite resources:

Writers Digest – Publishing Contracts 101

The Authors Guild – Ten Book Contract Traps We Can Help You Avoid

Copy Law – A pretty good checklist of things to consider


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