Brief, personal biography.
The percentage of the gross amount that will be deducted before the money
is passed to the writer.
CV - European term for resume or brief personal biography.
Incorporating - As agencies grow up or grow old, they often absorb or
are absorbed by other agencies.
IRC - International
Reply Coupon will cover the postage if the
item has to be returned to an address abroad. You can
still find these in larger post offices.
MS - Manuscript or typescript is the original work set down on paper using,
pen, typewriter or printer.
Résumé - North American term for CV or brief personal biography.
Literary Scouts - Literary scouts gather information from
agents, publishers and editors on behalf
of foreign publishers. They only
work with material that is already commissioned or being handled by an
agent. They do not accept any unsolicited material.
SAE or SASE- an envelope with your address on it and with sufficient
value in stamps to cover the return of your work.
Script - This term is normally reserved for work for the performing arts such as plays
Synopsis - A short summary of a piece of
work, usually fiction.
Outline - A chapter-by-chapter
breakdown of your planned (usually non-fiction) book.
Please note that we cannot help with clearing
permissions. We suggest that you get in touch with the agencies directly.