Here's the deal: First, cut-and-paste this whole page, copying it into your word processor. Second, use your word processor's search-and-replace function to exchange the name of your picture for [title]; your own name for [name of artist]; and the current date for [date]. Third, get rid of the navigation bar at the bottom -- the bit that goes "[tsat home] [archives] [all guidelines] [writer's guidelines]" -- and the nav-bar plus this paragraph at the top. Finally, copy-and-paste the result into an email, include a copy of your story as an attachment, and send that puppy to us at Got it? Great!

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Artists' contract with TSAT

Being an agreement regarding the work [title], between you, [name of artist], and us (TSAT's ruling duumvirate, Michael Bard and Quentin Long), effective as of [date].

Your end of the agreement
First: You guarantee that [title] is your own work.
Second: You guarantee that [title] has not been posted to any online venue where there would be a reasonable expectation of mass exposure in the 12 months immediately before the cover date of the issue [title] will appear in; such online venues include, but are not limited to, and TransFur.
Third: You guarantee that you have the right to grant us the use of [title].

Our end of the agreement
We reserve the right to inflict technological modifications on [title] -- i.e. translate it to a different graphics format, change its resolution, et cetera -- in the interest of making it more Web-friendly. If we do this, we will strive to not degrade the artistic quality of [title]. Although we may request that you make artistic changes in [title], we will never make any such changes ourselves without your written consent.
As long as we maintain [title] on our website, it will bear a copyright notice in your name. We will not register [title] with the Copyright Office; if you want it to be so registered, that's something you'll have to do yourself. At any time after the cover date of the issue your work appears in, you can withdraw your permission to publish. You do this by giving written notice (via e-mail) to our managing editor. Whatever date we receive this notice on, we'll remove [title] from our website within one week of that date.

You grant us the non-exclusive right to publish your work, entitled [title], on our website for the two-month period specified by the cover date of the issue containing [title]. You agree that you won't post this work to any online venue of mass exposure during this period. After this two-month period is over, you can post your work online or not, to any venue great or small, as you choose.
Whatever other rights you may have to the work are not affected by this agreement and still belong to you.

Michael Bard and Quentin Long
Managing Editors

[name of artist]



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