Understanding Freelance Writing Rights and Usage

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As a freelance writer, it’s important for you to understand rights and usage. The rights you sell to your clients have everything to do with where your writing, and perhaps even your byline, will end up in the future. Rights are always negotiated up front, before you sign on the dotted line. Here’s a rundown of rights: First North American Serial Rights or FNASR: This means your client, usually a magazine, newspaper, newsletter or website, only has the right to use your article one time or or one time only.  They get first shot at posting your article and it [Read more…]

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