Magazine Contributor’s Agreement 5 0

Last updated on Jun 16, 2020 17:01 in Magazine
Posted ByWomELLE

Dear Contributor:

This is to confirm the agreement between you (the above named) and WomELLE, publisher of WomELLE Magazine (“Publisher”) and (“Magazine”).

1. Work. You agree to contribute an original column, article, photography or creative content (the “Work”), identified as follows:


2. Rights Granted. You grant to Publisher the following intellectual property rights in the Work:

  1. Worldwide First Serial Rights (exclusive first publication of the Work in a print periodical). Magazine shall have the unlimited right to publish the Work in the print WomELLE for one magazine issue, including promotional rights. If, however, Publisher does not publish the Work within eighteen (18) months of acceptance, this right shall revert to you.

B. Publisher shall have the unlimited right to publish the Work in the electronic WomELLE for one magazine issue, including promotional rights, provided that the Work shall appear in context to the original cover or page layout. Publisher shall have the unlimited right to make promotional use of the Work in the electronic WomELLE, including promotion of Magazine or its Website either directly on the Magazine Web site or through third‐party Web sites or electronic services.

C. A nonexclusive worldwide right to include the Work in anthologies, reprint editions, adaptations, or collections of articles.

D. The nonexclusive unlimited right to use selections from the Work in the advertising and promotion of Publisher and Publisher’s website and the Magazine. Publisher shall have the right to make promotional and internal use of the Work in the print WomELLE, including use of tearsheets by either Magazine or its contributors or advertisers. Publisher shall have the unlimited right to make promotional use of the Work in any WomELLE (for example, billboards or blow‐in cards), provided that the Work shall appear in context to the original cover or page layout.

E. Subject to the provisions of paragraphs A through E, you agree that Publisher shall have the exclusive right to use the Work for a period of 60 days from when the Work is published. You further agree that this exclusive use applies to Contributor’s other work that is highly similar to the Work (for example, a different frame from the same photo shoot).

F. All rights to the Work not specifically granted above are reserved by you. You retain copyright to the Work.

3. Warranty. You warrant that to the best of your knowledge the Work does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, contract, or proprietary rights of others or contain anything libelous or defamatory and you agree to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless against any final judgement resulting from the falsity of the foregoing warranties. That the Article has not been previously published in whole or in part. That the Article is original, that you have full power to make this agreement, and that you are the sole author. That no other agreement to publish the Article is now outstanding.

4. Volunteer.

  1. First Serial Rights. Within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Work, Publisher shall notify you whether it accepts or rejects the Work for publication. It is mutually and expressly understood that volunteer services shall be donated, and that said volunteer is not entitled to nor expects any present or future salary, wages, or other benefits for these voluntary services.
  2. Electronic and Digital Rights. We have the right to publish the Work in digital or electronic form. 
  3. One‐time Reprint Rights. If Publisher chooses to reprint the Work as set forth in Section 2C above, it shall notify you within thirty (30) days of such publication, for each such publication.
  4. Volunteer further agrees that volunteer will fully cooperate with the charity and its agents in any investigation, lawsuit, arbitration, or any other legal or quasi- legal proceedings that arise from the matters covered by this agreement. Volunteer further agrees to notify the charity immediately of any incident that occurs or may occur within the knowledge of the volunteer, which gives rise to liability on the part of the volunteer of the charity.

5. Editorial Changes. Publisher may revise, edit, condense, or otherwise alter the Work, and may code the work in HTML as needed for Web presentation, but will make no substantive changes in text, title or graphic content without your permission.

6. Miscellaneous.

a. No modification to this Agreement shall be binding unless made in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

b. This Agreement shall be deemed executed under the laws of the state of Florida.

c. The parties acknowledge that each party has read and understood this contract before


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 Thank you for your contribution.