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Publication Agreement Freelance Writer

THIS AGREEMENT is made this [Date], 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 as to the following:

WHEREAS, the Writer is commissioned to write an article of approximately [--] words, with a working title of [Name].

Worldwide Distribution. The article shall be subject to the editorial standards of the Publisher. The Publisher shall have the right to reject the final submission of the Writer. The Publisher shall be given all publication rights, on a world wide basis.

Date of Commencement. The article shall be due no later than the [Date], this being a fixed and firm date. No compensation shall be paid to the Writer in the event that the article is delayed. In addition to the article, the Writer shall provide [Precise Number] of photographs suitable to the article.

Incurred Expenses. Expenses of the Writer for the following categories of expenses shall be reimbursed, to a maximum of [$------]. The Writer shall be paid [$------] for the article on publication.

Compensation & Distribution. The Publisher shall have the right, after acceptance, to "kill off" the article, and shall pay the Writer exactly one-half of the agreed compensation, and shall release first rights, worldwide, to the Writer. The Publisher shall retain the right to republish the article upon paying the difference between the kill fee and the agreed fee for the article.

Entire Agreement. 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 (City), (State).





Witnessed by:

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]