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I would like to create a book with short stories. I want to

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I would like to create a book with short stories. I want to pay each of the authors of the short stories a set fee. There will also be a few drawings and I want to pay the artists a set fee. What do I need to do legally and what type of contract is needed for each of these authors & artists? What should I be aware of? Some of them are in prison. thank you

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Hello, I will try to help you. Please remember I just report or interpret the law, so the outcome may not be what you hoped for. You will need a contract that is called a work made for hire. This treats the contractor as writing for you and you own the copyright in the story or illustration rather than the writer or illustrator. Here is a link to a sample form you can use as a base.

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