Creative Works Agreement

THIS AGREEMENT is made this ___________ day of ___________ 20 __, by and between _____________________________(hereinafter referred to as the "Publisher"), a company organised, and existing under the laws of the State of ____________, with its principle place of business located at _____________________, and ___________________________, (hereinafter referred to as the "Writer"), an individual with his or her principle place of residence at ___________________________________, do hereby agree to the following:

WHEREAS, the Writer is commissioned to write an article of approximately (---) words, with a working title of (name). This legal and written agreement represents services contracted by the Publisher for the Writer to provide creative commercial services for the following project: (descibe project).


The Publisher agrees to pay the Writer the sum of (amount of dollars) upon receipt and acceptance of the work. The labor provided is on a "work for hire" basis and the Publisher will retain and own all rights to said work. The Publisher shall have the right, after acceptance, to "kill off" the article, and shall pay the Writer 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



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).






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