FORM 1: This is an author-friendly literary agency agreement. Be aware, however, that
many agents now charge for routine expenses such as photocopying and overnight
Dated as of ____________, 19__.
This Agency Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between BigTime Agency,
LLC (“Agent”) and Charles Dickens (“Author”) with regard to the following Work(s):
1. Scope of Representation.
Author hereby appoints Agent as his exclusive literary agent in representing and
negotiating the sale, lease, license or other disposition of the rights to Author’s Work or
Works. As used here, Author's “Works” shall refer to:
[specific Work or Works, e.g., “A Tale of Two Cities”]
[all works of authorship which Author has created or creates during the term of this
Agreement, or in which Author has any title or interest, including but not limited to
books, articles, playscripts, screenplays, teleplays, treatments and outlines, and any and
all rights in and to such work.]
All offers for such sale, lease, licensing or other disposition of Author’s rights shall be
subject to Author’s prior, written approval. Author warrants that, during the term of this
Agreement, the Author will employ no other Literary Agent to represent the Author for
Subject to the provisions for termination as hereinafter provided herein in section 10
hereof, the initial term of this Agreement shall be for one (1) year, and for successive one
(1) year periods thereafter, unless either party gives the other written notice, at least sixty
(60) days prior to the end of the initial term, or any extended term, that the employment is
to terminate. “Term,” as the word is used in this Agreement, refers to the full term of this
Agreement as it may be extended as described here.
In consideration of Agent’s services hereunder, Author shall pay Agent, and authorizes