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Creative Works Agreement

THIS CREATIVE WORKS AGREEMENT is made this ________ day of ___________ 20 __, by and between ________ [Name] of ________ [Address], hereinafter referred to as the "Publisher", and ________ [Name] of ________ [Address], hereinafter referred to as the "Writer", do hereby agree to the following:

WHEREAS, the Writer is contracted to write an editorial piece on or about [--] words, with a unique title of _____________.

Publisher agrees to pay the Writer the sum of $-------- upon receipt and acceptance of the work. The labor provided is on a "work-for-hire" basis and the Publisher retains all rights to said work. Publisher shall have the right, after acceptance, to "put an end to" the editorial, and shall pay the Writer ____ [%--] of the agreed costs. Publisher shall retain the right to republish the editorial after paying the amount between the put an end to, and the agreed fee for the editorial.

If any provision of this Creative Works Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Creative Works Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

Neither party has made any representations nor promises, other than those contained in this agreement or in some further writing signed by the party making the representation or promise.

In connection with this Creative Works Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, each party to this Creative Works Agreement will execute and deliver any additional documents and perform any additional acts that may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate and perform its obligations under this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.

This agreement, in its entirety, contains the full understanding of the parties. It may not be changed orally but only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom enforcement of any change, extension, modification, waiver or discharge is sought.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this agreement the day and year as first above written at ________.









State of ________)

) SS.:

County of________)

On ________, before me, ________, Notary Public, personally appeared ________, [Name(s)] who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose names(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies) and that by his/her/their signatures on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

I certify under the PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of _________ that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.


Name of Notary

Notary Public

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