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Copyright Agreement Between Author & Magazine Editor

AGREEMENT made on [Date] by and between [Name] of [Address] hereinafter referred to as "Magazine", his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns; and [Name] of [Address] hereinafter referred to as the "Article", his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns;

Concerning an article presently titled:


In consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties agree as follows:

1. Copyright. Author grants to Magazine the first North American serial rights for the Article. Magazine shall copyright the magazine containing the Article. This agreement conveys all other rights back to the Author.

2. Warranty. The Author guarantees that the Article has not previously been published elsewhere. Otherwise, the Author guarantees that if it has been previously published in whole or in part, permission has been obtained for publication in the Magazine, and the Author will submit with his or her manuscript the exact wording of credit lines for such permission.

3. Reprints. Should the Magazine and its publisher receive any requests to reprint any or all of the Author's Article, to be published in a reader or anthology, the Author's approval will be obtained and any fee charged by the Magazine divided equally between the Magazine and the Author.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed and duly witnessed this Agreement as of the day and year first written above.


Article Author



Social Security #


For Magazine



Social Security #


This Section for Notary:


STATE OF -------)

) ss: [date]

COUNTY OF ------)

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(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 signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.


[Name of Notary Public]

My commission expires: [date]