- May 14, 2016
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I currently have a partial in the hands of an editor at TWRP. She said she was very excited about my query and the synopsis and hopes to have the partial read within the next two weeks. For those who have been published by TWRP, is this a good thing that I have made it this far? They have been amazing when it comes to staying in touch with me.
Thank you for any info!
They sent a contract today. I'm pondering.
I sent the following question to the editor:
Would the requirement to remove all trademarked items also apply to the makes and models of cars characters drive, the brands of soda or liquor they drink, and the types of airplanes they fly in? Also, what about the makes/models of guns (e.g., “chrome-plated Beretta” or “Glock 19”) or characters saying they’re making a supply run to Walmart?
She confirmed that using trademarked makes, models, or brands in the aforementioned examples would not be allowed. She copied and pasted this explanation from some sort of internal FAQ (I say "internal" because I can't find it on their website):
<<Why we don’t use trademarks or copyrights in our stories:
Any use of trademarks or copyrighted names or references can result in liable action against you by the companies or persons you have referenced. None of the liability rests with The Wild Rose Press, Inc. Any fines or monies involved will rest solely on you, the author.
In the past, something of a similar nature occurred with one of our authors, but thankfully, the company in question agreed to a settlement with no legal action. We stood by her and aided in any way we could, but in the end the liability rested with her as we do not write the words, we only have rights to publish the work.>>
Thanks for the prompt response, XXXXXX.
Unfortunately, this requirement and its explanation are a little too far outside traditional publishing norms for me to feel comfortable proceeding with TWRP. I do, however, appreciate the time and consideration afforded my manuscript.
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