Words Weekend 2019

Professional Skills for Poets - Masterclass with Theo Jones (Society of Authors)


Email [email protected] to book your place.

Meeting Pod 3


The Author’s Rights
If you’re approached by someone who wants to use your work, you’re in a powerful position and we’ll explain the fundamentals of your rights as an author including copyright, attribution and moral rights which underpin any agreement which is reached between a poet and publisher.

The Contract and what it means
So you’ve written your work and have been offered a contract. What next and what does it mean? We’ll explain the most common standard contractual terms that you might encounter and flag pitfalls that you’ll want to avoid, including the rights you’re granting to the publisher and issues relating to production, publication and payment.

How to negotiate your agreement
During this session, we’ll pick out some key clauses that can and should be negotiated for you to get the best deal for your work. You’ll learn how to approach the publisher and manage the negotiation, giving you the confidence to feel in control of uses of your work.

Email [email protected] to book your place. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. 1-2-1 slots are available after the workshop to book to discuss your query with Theo.

You may also be interested in the Words Weekend Event: Industry Insight: How to Make a Living as a Poet with Society of Authors