Posted on 06/28/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The two most legal-savvy bloggers we follow, Victoria Strauss and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, have some big-picture posts up for writers...

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Posted on 06/20/2022 at 12:58 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A small-claims court for copyright disputes established by the US Congress in 2020 has opened for business. Nate Hoffelder at...

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Posted on 06/11/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Internal contradictions in a contract are a bad sign, for a number of reasons. It could forewarn of shenanigans, predict...

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Posted on 06/07/2022 at 03:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Victoria Strauss has long been curious about the contracts that serial-reading app Stary offers writers. One reason is that it's...

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Posted on 05/09/2022 at 02:41 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s not unusual for the folks at Writer Beware to see a bad clause in a contract once. But when...

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Posted on 04/08/2022 at 09:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first big piece of news with Writer Beware is that it's changed websites. A spot check of old links...

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Posted on 02/25/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Victoria Strauss has done a world of good for authors at Writer Beware. And she'll continue to highlight bad actors...

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Posted on 02/07/2022 at 02:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This isn't the first time that Victoria Strauss has highlighted some questionable entry terms for a writing contest. Nor will...

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Posted on 12/14/2021 at 12:47 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a change of pace at Writer Beware this month. Well, sort of. Victoria Strauss is still digging up dirt...

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Posted on 11/02/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Beware isn’t issuing a full-on warning about Scribd’s current push to acquire backlist books. Victoria Strauss is, however, cautioning...

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