This is a sample letter of agreement that is designed to confirm details of a writing assignment. For a freelance writer who is writing a piece for an editor or company that doesn't issue contracts, this letter, between the writer and editor, can be helpful in creating a "paper trail" with the details of the assignment. This can be helpful in ensuring fair treatment for the freelance writer, if there is a problem with payment after the assignment... show more has been completed and submitted.
Date this Letter was Written
Dear Editor's Name:
It was nice talking with you in person on Date of Conversation regarding an assignment for Name of Publication/Market on the the dangers of over-the-counter drugs. As we discussed, the 1,200-word story is due on March 1, 2010. As we also discussed, the story will include Parts of Work. Each of those stories will be 300words. In addition, I will include a 300-word sidebar that lists dangers of other over-the-counter drugsthat aren't mentioned in the main body of the story. The fee for this assignment is $2,500, which will be paid on acceptance. You will also pay reasonable expenses and Name of Publication/Market will hold First North American Serial Rights (FNASR) for this assignment.
In the unlikely event that the manuscript does not satisfy the above requirements or is not written in a professional manner, you will give me the opportunity to revise the manuscript. If it still fails to meet requirements, you will pay me a 25% kill fee ($625). If I don't hear from you otherwise, I will assume that these terms are agreeable. Thanks for your interest and cooperation. I'm looking forward to working with you.