Getting Published: Understanding Queries, Copyright and Contracts | Newberry

Getting Published: Understanding Queries, Copyright and Contracts

Led by Amy Cook.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
One session. Tuesday, December 7th.



For the Fall 2021 term, we’re offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

Seminar Description

You’ve tackled the creative aspect of your writing; now be sure you’re business-savvy. In this seminar, we’ll discuss how to get your work in front of editors, protecting your work and to what extent you can use the work of others, and how to understand and negotiate a publishing contract.

One sessions. Registration – $50

Amy Cook is a Chicago-area attorney who works with writers and other creative professionals helping to protect their intellectual property and to stay out of legal hot water. She has presented and written extensively about legal issues for writers. She previously worked as a literary agent.

Materials List


There are no required materials for this seminar

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, September 1st . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning August 25th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: The Newberry is moving to a new registration system called Learning Stream. This will simplify the registration process for participants, instructors, and staff. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.