Note to SF/F Writers: Random House’s Hydra Imprint Has Appallingly Bad Contract Terms


John Scalzi breaks down the ‘deal’ Hydra is offering to authors and exposes it for the predatory bullshit it is. 

I’m not sure how many of you that’ll see this are writers or hopefuls, or might know someone who is a writer or a hopeful, but this is extremely important information for anyone submitting or thinking about submitting manuscripts in hopes of getting published. 

It’s too late in the day for me to find words to describe the sheer horror of this business model, but never mind, John has. Read this and be WARNED. …Sheesh.