Re: Re: Field Report – WRITING CONTEST!

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Ann Emmert Abbott

Jamesaritchie – 2008-06-03 7:51 AM My problem is not scam or no scam, it’s that you don’t claim you want to represent writers out of one side of your mouth, and then say you’re taking all rights out of the other.

And again I say, “Huh?”

As I understand agency, it is selling on commission. Taking all rights is buying a license to use and copy. They are almost opposites, except they both have to do with the value of a piece of writing.

If someone agrees to give up all their selling rights, then the venture is not a scam. Of course, how many people read the fine print, and if they do, understand it?