- Jun 27, 2007
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I don't know that EC ever gives advances? They are, at least generally, a no advance publisher. I've heard no confirmed stories of any advances being paid.
I'm working on edits with a couple other publishers right now, but when that settles down, I'd have no problem submitting to EC again.
My personal perspective would be: maybe don't contract multiple books until you see how your sales and overall experience is with them. It is my impression that they are not the big sales leader that they used to be.
Do read the right of first refusal clause closely.
I believe the contract specifies anything 7000 words or up. Also, they will remove the clause if you ask. I did.
I have also spoken to people who reported that, in their case, they were not.
So I have the contract in my hot little hands, and the right of first refusal clause, as far as I can tell, only applies to prequels, sequels, or stories making use of the same characters. To me, at least, that's very very different from stating that they have right to first refusal on any work I write.
They also do not request the right on stories LESS than 7k, which means that I could, for example, write a short hot vignette for an anthology using the characters, utterly apart from EC.