In honor of "Throwback Thursday," we're featuring a timeless article by Chuck Sambuchino, who is a member of the 2014 SWA Writers Workshop faculty, June 13-17, at Epworth-by-the-Sea on St. Simon’s Island, GA.
(from Writers In the Storm, Sept 11, 2013)
Working for Writer’s Digest Books, I come across a lot of literary terms — both the common and uncommon.
Because it’s healthy for writers of all levels to be familiar with terms they may come across in articles, conversations and contracts, here are some literary terms defined for your enjoyment.
Boiler plate contract (also known as a “standard contract”) – (n.) This term usually refers to an agreed starting contract between a literary agent and publisher. If Agent X sells a book to Putnam, for example, their next deal with Putnam will likely have the same royalty rates and subright splits as the first deal.
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