Lez Talk II: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction
Anthology Agreement

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Agreement Term: [Insert date] to May 31, 2019
Publisher: Lauren Cherelle / Resolute Publishing, LLC
Publisher’s Address: 1833 P.O. Box 1833, Louisville, KY 40201

Author’s Name:
Pen Name:
Story 1 Title:
Story 1 Copyright Year:
Story 2 Title:
Story 1 Copyright Year:
Author Website:
Social Media URLs/Handles:

The parties agree that:


  • The story is free of libel, plagiarism, breach of privacy, or misrepresentation of facts, and does not infringe upon any copyrighted or trademarked work.
  • Third-party permissions for copyrighted material have been obtained in the form of written consent.
  • The story is not in the public domain.
  • The story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are from the author’s imagination or used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
  • The author is the owner and copyright holder of the story with full power to enter into this agreement.
  • The story has not been previously published in whole or part in print or online.
  • Resolute Publishing is released from legal actions incurred by contents of the story or activities of the author.


    • The author grants the publisher exclusive* rights to print, publish, distribute, and sell the work in any language and all editions and formats (print, electronic/digital, or audio) to distributors, bookstores, vendors, organizations, and outlets of print and electronic/digital publications throughout the world.

*The publisher retains exclusive rights to the story until 5/31/19. After this date, the publisher is granted non-exclusive rights and the author retains the right to publish the story in print or electronic/digital formats. The author can publish excerpts of the story using no more than half of its words for promotional purposes while the publisher holds exclusive rights to the story.

  • Rights to the work not granted in this agreement remain with the author.
  • The anthology will be copyrighted in the names of S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle as editors. Acknowledgment of the author’s copyright will appear as:[Title] by [Author’s Name]. © [Year] [Author’s Name]


  • The author agrees to proofread the story and correct or indicate errors that may exist. The author agrees to allow the publisher to make edits (sentence usage, mechanics correction, spelling corrections, and grammar correction, etc.). If significant changes or abridging is necessary, the publisher will communicate and reach agreement with the author before solidifying those changes. The author will be provided with an electronic page proof of the story, which must be corrected and approved within seven (7) days. If the author does not respond within seven (7) days, the story will stand as corrected.


  • The author will receive one complimentary copy of the print edition (shipping not applicable). Additional print copies may be ordered at cost (shipping applicable). The author will not sell the anthology for more than the retail price.


  • This agreement is subject to the laws of the State of Kentucky.

Author’s Signature:

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