Sample Contracts

All EA podcasts are SFWA qualified short fiction markets, and offer the following pay rates:

  • Original fiction: $0.06/word regardless of length
  • Reprints: $100 for short fiction, and $20 for flash fiction

Reprints are defined as stories that have been previously published in any form (print, digital or audio) or location. This includes Patron-only Patreon feeds, Goodreads, and self-publication.

Our story contracts request the following rights:

  • Nonexclusive audio and print rights
  • Four months exclusivity for text and audio for original stories
  • Four months audio exclusivity for reprint stories

Our license applies only to our audio performance of an author’s work, for which we’ve contracted and paid. It does not apply to the story itself. Authors retain their copyright and all rights to any other use of the story.

Our narration contracts are work for hire for vocal performance.

All EA episodes are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. The entire world has permission to download and distribute the audio files for free, provided they give credit for it, don’t try to make money off of it, and don’t change it in any way. Transcribing it, extracting portions from it that exceed Fair Use, and mashing it up are all prohibited. Check our Legal page for more details.

Our sample contracts are for informational purposes only; upon acceptance all the relevant information will be completed. If you have concerns about these rights, or need to request tailoring the contract if you have particular requirements (such as estates, multiple authors, or translated works), please let our editors know.