*Please note that working with Rebekah Faubion does not guarantee a contract with an agent, nor does it guarantee a publishing deal. Publishing is a very subjective business.*
Please read this information carefully before submitting to Rebekah Faubion. Submission indicates you have read and agree with all of the terms and conditions outlined on this page. This notice is effective as of October 10, 2017.
Rebekah Faubion is acting as freelance consultant, and does not fit the legal definition of a partnership, company, or corporation. Payment will be between client and consultant. Rebekah strives to provide the best customer service at all times, but should an issue or grievance arise, it shall be between client and the consultant.
Please format submissions with standard margins, double-spacing, and 12 point font. (Query letter can be single-spaced). Please send as Word .doc or .docx attachments. All query/manuscript reviewing and editing is done electronically. Rebekah returns notes in word documents. Please make sure you are comfortable using Microsoft Word before submitting, as she is unable to provide more than the most basic technical troubleshooting.
All payments are made upon acceptance of the contract. Rebekah only accepts payment via PayPal. Rebekah will invoice you, which means in addition to her fees you will pay a small fee to PayPal. As of January 1, 2015, the fee is 2.9%. More information is available on the PayPal website.
Rebekah can only offer refunds before services have commenced.
AT COMPLETION OF SERVICE
Rebekah Faubion cannot guarantee you will achieve publication or literary representation as a result of her services. Her is to work closely with individual writers to help them elevate their creative work. Unfortunately, even the most well-written manuscripts do not always find homes at agencies or publishing houses. Working with Rebekah will not guarantee the work is free of elements that may make it unpublishable. Rebekah is not responsible for content in the work she consults on. She offers feedback and guidance, but the final product is the sole property of the author.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/IDEA THEFT
All submissions received by Rebekah Faubion are automatically assumed as copyrighted to you, the author. I will never reproduce your words without your written permission. I am ethical and will not steal your ideas; if I think the subject matter of your idea is too close to something I am working on, I will pass on it. That said, publishing is full of trends and I cannot guarantee that if I work on your fantasy, contemporary, science fiction, futuristic thriller, horror, mystery, historical fiction, space opera, or any other work in a genre I also write, that I will never write a book of similar nature. If this remains a concern, perhaps working with a consultant who is not also a writer might be a better fit for you.
No personal information exchanged with Rebekah Faubion (name, email address, etc.) will ever be shared or sold. None of your writing will ever be reproduced online or shared without your written permission. All feedback given by Rebekah during coaching, editing, or other consultation is confidential and cannot be published (online or in print) without written permission.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE
You are paying for a service and deserve a creative consultant who is passionate about your work. I reserve the right to politely decline a full manuscript critique, book coaching or any further work on a manuscript at any point, at my discretion.