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                                (860) 875-2199 FAX (860) 871-0411

            Author:    John Q. Designer

            Title:     Tree-climbing Robot

            Media:     __    Electronic            _x_ Print

Dear Author,

We have completed our review of your work, and we believe that many of our readers would find
the material to be useful and interesting. With that in mind, we would like to reserve the right to
publish your work (hereinafter simply called the “article”) in CIRCUIT CELLAR magazine, CIRCUIT
CELLAR ONLINE, or any of CIRCUIT CELLAR’s designated electronic media.

In accepting this work, we understand: that you are providing CIRCUIT CELLAR with a manuscript
and other support materials that will be edited by us to create a publishable article; that we will have
all exclusive rights to the article we produce from these materials under U.S. and foreign copyright
laws; that these rights extend to include both print and electronic media; and that CIRCUIT CELLAR
may grant these rights to others. You retain complete ownership of your original manuscript and
materials but you agree that the publishable article that we produce will not be distributed or posted,
in whole or in part, by you in print or electronic media without our express written permission. For a
formatting fee (waived when you also order reprints), we can arrange to post a pdf of your article on
the Circuit Cellar web site.

If the publishable article includes printed or posted software, our rights concerning that software is
limited to incorporation of the software as part of the article. If there is any software that is essential
to the function or operation of the central content of your article, you agree to supply that software
at no additional charge to CIRCUIT CELLAR so that it can be distributed, either by electronic or
print media to its designated readership, to support your article.

You also represent and warrant that this article has not been submitted to another publisher; that the
article is original except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the written
permission of the copyright owners, and that the article does not violate or infringe any copyright
trademark, patent, statutory common law, or proprietary rights of others, or contain anything libelous.
You indemnify and shall keep CIRCUIT CELLAR indemnified against all costs, claims, liabilities,

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expenses, losses, or damages incurred or sustained by CIRCUIT CELLAR arising out of any
breach of warranties given by you in this Agreement. The warranties and indemnity contained in
this Agreement shall remain in force notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement.

As is our practice in processing material for publication, we will edit the article to conform to our
style, presentation and format—taking care, of course, not to change your meaning. You will re-
ceive a byline in the media in which the article appears.

If the above terms of this contract are agreeable to you, please print a copy of the contract, sign
and date it, and fax or mail it back to us as soon as possible. If your Company holds copyright to
the article because you prepared it as an employee, an authorized company representative should
sign this agreement as well. If you want to receive a copy countersigned by a CIRCUIT CELLAR
representative, print two copies, sign both, mail them, and a countersigned copy will be returned to
you via regular mail.

Articles are accepted and payment is assigned for either first print publication or first electronic
media publication. If your article is designated for print publication, you will receive payment at the
rate of $70.00 per printed page. If your article is designated for electronic media publication you will
receive payment at the rate of $70.00 per page based on the length of the article when displayed in
pdf format. If your article(s) has been accepted and payment is assigned at a fixed-rate per submis-
sion or fixed-rate per month, that payment will be ____________________________. The payment
is mailed to you when the article is published.

Your article payment is based on the first publication media we physically use. Additional payment is
not made for simultaneous media posting, reprinting in any form, or the sale of archived articles.
CIRCUIT CELLAR reserves the right not to publish your manuscript if it sees fit for any reason.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CIRCUIT CELLAR Editorial Office, refer-
ring to the above article.

Thank you for your contribution to CIRCUIT CELLAR.

                                              CIRCUIT CELLAR

__________________________                    _____________________________
Author or Company Officer Signature           Rob Walker, Managing Editor

__________________________                    ______________________________
Author SS#                                    Date


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