This content policy (“Content Policy”) applies to and governs Radish Media, Inc., registered in
the state of Delaware with offices at 21 W 46th Street, 10thFloor, New York,New York 10036 c/o
Workhouse NYC (“Radish”, “we”, “our”) relationship with users (“users”, “you”) of the Platform
in connection with the use of certain content on the Platform. Capitalized terms used but not
defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms as found on the User
Terms by reference and is subject to all terms and conditions found in the Terms.
By accessing or using the Platform, you confirm that you unconditionally accept this Content
Policy. Please read this Content Policy carefully before using the Platform. If you do not agree
to the terms found on this Content Policy, please do not use the Platform and you are not
granted permission to access, view, or otherwise use the Platform for any purpose.
By using the Platform, you hereby grant us a worldwide license to use, exploit, sell, display,
store, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and/or reproduce your Content and your name,
likeness, and biographical materials on the Platform. The exclusivity and length of this grant
shall be governed by your Pricing Model and Publication Type designations, as further described
herein. For the avoidance of doubt, all rights not expressly granted to Radish herein shall be
reserved to you and Radish is not claiming any ownership in and to your Content.
This Content Policy is effective of and was last updated on May 20, 2019. Radish reserves the
right to modify, alter, amend, or update this Content Policy at any time without notice to you
in Radish’s sole and absolute discretion, and such new Content Policy will immediately take
effect upon Radish posting the new Content Policy on the Platform or otherwise disseminating the
new Content Policy to you, such as by e-mail. You are encouraged to frequently visit the
following website, at https://writers.radishfiction.com/pages/contentpolicy,
to review the current Content Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Radish will attempt to
notify you in a commercially reasonable amount of time any changes to the Content Policy. Your
continued use of the Platform in any capacity following any changes to the Content Policy shall
be deemed your acceptance of any and all changes to the Content Policy and your agreement to be
bound by the most current revision to the Content Policy.
The following terms shall have the following meanings for the purposes of the Content Policy:
“Access Fee” means the amount of Coins (as defined in the Terms) paid by a user in order
to view a Paid Content;
“Ancillary Author Information” means information associated with the Work which shall
include, without limitation, author or pseudonym name, the title of the Work and title
of each Episode, copyright notice for the Work, summaries of the Work, and trademarks
and logos associated with the Author and Work,
“Artwork” means book covers, photos, drawings, and illustrations associated with a Work;
“Content” means all content you upload to the Platform, including but not limited to
Works, Episodes, Artwork, Insert Content, and Ancillary Author Information, but
excluding any Comments;
“Episode” means an excerpt of a Work;
“Episode Lock Period” means the period of time in which an Episode will be locked and
only accessible by paying an Access Fee. The Episode Lock Period, if applicable and as
further set forth on the Writer’s Web, will be displayed on the Platform during the
Content purchase process;
“Insert Content” means promotional content provided by you and associated with the Work,
such as book reviews, biographies, forewords and similar content;
“Paid Content” means any Content on the Platform that can only be accessed by paying the
“Work” means a literary work; and
“Writer’s Web” means the platform provided by Radish which enables you to upload the
Content to the Platform.
All Content, in whole or part, that you upload or otherwise make available on the Platform shall
strictly conform with all terms and conditions contained herein and the Terms. Content must
comply with applicable law in the United States and in any country from which it is posted or
otherwise accessible, and be in accordance with all contractual obligations owed to third
parties, including, without limitation, if Content is subject to terms imposed by third party
contractual relationships. In the event that any Content is subject to any third party rights,
you must inform us of such restrictions prior to the delivery of the Content or the Content
otherwise being uploaded to or made available on the Platform.
Each Work must include and/or conform with the following general specifications:
The Work shall not consist of a short story or stories, an anthology, compilation or
collection of other works;
Each Episode shall include textual story content of at least seven hundred (700) words,
and not be of excessive length, such determination to be made in Radish’s sole
discretion. Any Episode that is not acceptable in length will be rejected, and you will
need to resubmit the Episode in accordance with this Content Policy. Please inquire with
Radish at email@example.com if
you have any questions regarding maximum Episode length;
Each Episode shall be professional, competent and fit for publication. Radish may
decline to publish any Episode which fails to be acceptable in accordance with such
standards and require that Author revise such Episode to make it acceptable;
Ancillary Author Information;
You shall deliver all Content you wish to make available on the Platform to the Writer’s Web in
acceptable digital formats as specified by Radish from time to time.
Before you can distribute and publish a Work on the Platform, you must select the Work to be one
of three pricing models (each, a “Pricing Model”). Please choose a Pricing Model carefully, as
you may not be able to change it later. Please see paragraph 2.7 below:
“Free Work” - A Work containing no Paid Content.
“Freemium Work” - A Work containing Paid Content based on the Episode Lock Period. After
the expiration of the Episode Lock Period, there will no longer be an Access Fee and the
Episode becomes “Free”
“Premium Work” - A Work with permanently Paid Content that is only ever available to
users who have paid the Access Fee for each applicable Episode.
"Wait-to-Unlock Work" - A Work containing both i) Paid Content based on theEpisode Lock
Period, and ii) permanently Paid Content. For Paid Content based onthe Episode Lock
Period, once a user has read an Episode in its entirety, theEpisode Lock Period shall
begin. After the expiration of the Episode Lock Period,there will no longer be an Access
Fee for the subsequent Episode and such Episodebecomes "Free" Content for said user.
Once the user has read such subsequentEpisode in its entirety, the Episode Lock Period
shall begin again, and such processshall continue for all remaining Episodes in the
Work, excepting any Episodes thatyou designate as permanently Paid Content. (For example
purposes only, for aWork consisting of thirty (30) Episodes, with ten (10) Episodes
therein ofpermanently Paid Content, once a user has read the first three (3) Episodes in
theirentirety, you may designate an Episode Lock Period of twenty-four (24) hours
tobegin. Following the expiration of such twenty-four (24) hours, the fourth Episodeto
the Work could become available without charge to such user. When such userreads the
entire fourth Episode, an Episode Lock Period of twenty-four (24) hourscould begin again
before the 5th Episode becomes available without charge to suchuser. This process would
continue for each Episode until the user reaches the finalten (10) Episodes of the Work,
which then may only be accessed followingpayment of the Access Fee by the User.)
Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary contained herein:
The first three (3) Episodes of each Work for any Pricing Model selected will be made
available free to all users of the Platform. The Access Fee shall apply starting with
the fourth Episode of each Work and onward. The first three Episodes of each Work may be
made available by you and otherwise published outside of the Platform for promotional
The first three hundred (300) words of each Episode commencing with the fourth Episode
of each Work and onward may be made available by you and otherwise published outside of
the Platform for promotional purposes.
The designation of a Pricing Model shall remain for the duration of that Work’s distribution and
publication on the Platform; however, you may request to change the Pricing Model for a Work by
writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In
the event we approve the change in Pricing Model, in our sole discretion, you will only be
eligible for a change of Pricing Model once per Work. We also shall have the right, in our sole
discretion, to determine the timing of any change to a Pricing Model, and such change may be
delayed for any reason, including, without limitation, to allow users of the Platform to access
the Work for a period of time based on your initial Pricing Model designation. You acknowledge
and agree that you will engage in no act, including, without limitation, requesting a change of
Pricing Model, in an attempt to prevent or deny another user’s ability to access any Content.
For the avoidance of doubt, only a Work receives a Pricing Model designation and you may not
change the Pricing Model for a specific Episode within a Work.
Before you can distribute and publish a Work on the Platform, you must also select the Work to
be one of the following publication types (each, a Publication Type”).
“Frontlist” – A never before published Work.
New: An original Work that has never been published before via traditional
publishing or through another digital publisher.
Continuation: A Work that is a sequel or continuations of an already existing
series. The first title of the existing series must not have started on Radish
to be considered a Continuation.
Pre-Release: A Work that is exclusively published on Radish prior to being
published with another platform or traditional publisher.
“Transfer” – A Work that is published on the Platform while in mid-serialization on
“Backlist” – A Work that has been published elsewhere in full.
Full-Exclusive: A Work that has been published elsewhere in full prior to being
published on Radish but is no longer made available elsewhere.
Non-Exclusive: A Work that has been published elsewhere in full prior to being
published on Radish and will remain available with other publishers and
As further set forth in the Terms, and without limiting anything to the contrary contained
herein or in the Terms, all Content must be in strict compliance with all applicable third party
terms of service or other similar policies that are applicable to Radish’s distribution of
Content, including, without limitation, your Content being in full compliance with Apple’s App
Store and Google’s Play Store terms and conditions which contain prohibitions against certain
types of Content.
Your Work’s exclusivity with Radish is dependent on two factors - your Work’s Publication Type
and Pricing Model. After you choose both, your Work’s exclusivity period on the Radish Platform
(the “Exclusive Period”) shall extend in accordance with the following schedule:
In addition, in connection solely with Transfer Works:
When cross-publishing is permitted by these Terms on another platform, the total number
of Episodes available on a third party platform must not exceed the total number of
Episodes available on Radish.
In addition, in connection solely with Frontlist Works:
Only after the first three (3) Episodes have been published on the Platform, the first
three (3) Episodes may be published in full, for free, on another third party platform
for promotional purposes.
From time to time, Radish may commission a Work (“Commissioned Work”) from you and additional
terms and conditions may apply to our usage of a Commissioned Work.
Content must not include or embody, in whole or part, the following, determined in Radish’s sole
Any Content that infringes, in whole or part, any intellectual property right
(including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, publicity, or privacy rights,
belonging to any third party. An example of the foregoing would be plagiarizing
another’s Work or publishing fanfiction of a dramatic or literary work;
Any Content that is threatening, bullying, abusing or invading another’s privacy (such
as the unauthorized dissemination of another’s Personal Information), or causing
annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety, or is likely to harass, upset, embarrass,
alarm or objectively annoy any other person;
Content that contains any material that is offensive, hateful, a hate crime, or
inflammatory or discriminates or incites violence against a particular group of people,
including without limitation, any statement that is, or can reasonably be construed as,
sexist, racist, ableist, homophobic, or ageist;
Content that promotes, directly or indirectly, any illegal activity, including, without
limitation, advocating, promoting, or assisting in the commission of any crimes or other
Content that causes, directly or indirectly, another to engage in any self-harming
behavior, including, without limitation, encouraging or advocating suicide or an eating
Content that contains any material which is defamatory or disparaging to Radish or any
Content that contains pornographic content, including without limitation, smut
one-shots, erotica shorts, or PWP, or in any way describes or contains extreme or
illegal sexual acts, including, without limitation, graphic, romantic, or erotic
portrayals of rape, non-consensual sex, incest, pedophilia, sex involving minors, sexual
torture, bestiality, or necrophilia;
Content that breaches a legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty,
fiduciary duty, or confidentiality obligations;
Content that is being used to impersonate any person, deceive, or to misrepresent your
identity or affiliation with any third party;
Content that contains solicitations and advertising for a user to buy any product or
service and/or include links within the Content to promotions with third party
publishers and digital platforms; and
Content that gives the impression that it emanates from Radish, even if that is not the
During the period of Radish’s exclusivity, you agree to keep advertisements of your Content on
other platforms to a minimum.
Without limiting any right available to Radish in the Terms, Content found to be in violation of
any of the above may subject you to the termination or suspension of your Account or the
immediate removal of Content from the Platform, without notice to you, in our sole discretion.
For the avoidance of doubt, all determinations regarding the availability of Content on the
Platform are subject to our sole discretion and we are under no obligation to reinstate any
removed Content. Re-uploading denied Content in violation of this Content Policy and/or the
Terms may result in immediate removal of the Content from the Platform and the suspension or
termination of your Account.
You are responsible for the marketing of your Content and the growth of your readership. Radish
shall have no obligation whatsoever to assist you in marketing your Content.
In the event that you include Insert Content or other marketing materials on the Platform, such
Insert Content or marketing materials must be at most a “PG-13” rating. All Insert Content and
marketing materials that is not PG-13 will be subject to immediate removal from the Platform, in
our sole discretion without notice.
Radish may market and/or promote you on the Platform from time to time; however, this is not
guaranteed nor should be counted on by you, and is done in Radish’s sole discretion. In the
event that Radish produces any marketing content, including, without limitation, creating
images, graphics, and videos featuring a Work, and creating new summaries, taglines, titles and
covers (“Radish Marketing Content”), all rights, title, and interest in and to the Radish
Marketing Content shall be owned exclusively by us and your approval will not be required for
the content or use of any Radish Marketing Content. However, you will continue to own your
Content as set forth in more detail herein. You shall not be permitted to use any Radish
Marketing Content we create without our express written authorization.
Modifications to Content
We will not make any material changes to any Content, such as rewriting any material part of the
Work or Episode, without consent from you.
Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary contained herein, Radish may change,
edit, amend, and otherwise modify your Content for use on the Platform in its good faith,
reasonable judgment, in the following ways:
The title(s) of a Work and Episodes, Artwork, summaries and taglines for exploitation on
the Platform, but such changes shall be made in consultation with you and shall be
effected so as to improve sales of the Work and Episodes. You may not use any new
title(s) of a Work or Episode, Artwork, summaries, and taglines created by Radish for
any purpose without Radish’s written consent, including, without limitation, using any
such materials on another third party’s literary work distribution platform.
For technical processing, distribution, and transmission of Content purposes, in order
to meet the technical requirements of connecting to various networks, devices,
platforms, sites, or otherwise.
You are responsible for the marketing of your Content and the growth of your readership. Radish
shall have no obligation whatsoever to assist you in marketing your Content.
In consideration for making your Content available on the Platform, you shall be entitled to the
following revenue share (“Revenue Share”): the number of Coins paid for Paid Content under the
Freemium Work and Premium Work Publication Types, multiplied by 0.042 United States Dollars
(USD). For instance, if users of the Platform spend one hundred (100) Coins on your Paid
Content, your Revenue Share shall be $4.20 USD. We reserve the right to modify this Revenue
Share at any time in our sole discretion; however, for changes to the Revenue Share only, you
will be given one (1) month notice prior to any changes to your Revenue Share.
Subject to your compliance with all terms and conditions contained herein, Radish shall pay you
your Revenue Share on a quarterly basis, typically within five (5) business days at the start of
each quarter for Revenue Share accrued in the previous quarter. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
Radish will not be required to pay you any Revenue Share for any accounting period in which your
total accrued Revenue Share is less than Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty (4,760) Coins
(“Minimum Coins”), which is currently equivalent to $200.00 USD. Any withheld Coins/Revenue
Share shall be carried forward to the next accounting period and will be payable as part of a
future Revenue Share distribution when your account meets or exceeds the Minimum Coins.
In the event Radish makes any overpayment of Revenue Share, Radish may deduct the overpayment
from future distributions of Revenue Share, and/or may ask you to promptly reimburse Radish.
Your Revenue Share shall be paid in United States Dollars and transferred via your chosen
payment method. Your account details and payment method of choice must be submitted to Radish
within 7 to 14 working days of your request for payment. Payment shall be made in United States
Dollars (US$). You are responsible for any fees (e.g. wire transfer and EFT fees) charged by
your bank related to such remittances. We will not be liable to you in the event that the
proceeds you receive are lower than you anticipated on account of payment processing costs.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, we do not make any guarantees with
respect to the timing of receipt of funds, which may be subject to payment processing or other
delays. You acknowledge and agree not take any actions in reliance on the receipt of funds until
you are in receipt of cleared funds. In the event of chargebacks, fraud, cancellations, or
returns, the value originally paid to Author for the corresponding sale shall be deducted from
first amounts otherwise due the Author in the month in which the return occurred.
Any Revenue Share payment or statement shall be binding on you and not subject to objection for
any reason unless such objection is made in writing stating the basis thereof and delivered to
Radish within twelve (12) months from delivery of such Revenue Share payment or statement.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Radish shall have the right the right
to withhold any portion of your Revenue Share as required by applicable tax laws.
In the event that Radish, or any of its subsidiary, associated or group companies
(together, “Group”) becomes liable to account to any taxing authority anywhere in the world for
any income tax, employee insurance or any other deduction or withholding required to be made by
law (including any interest and/or penalties thereon) arising in respect of payments made or to
be made to you, YOU UNDERTAKE AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RADISH AND/OR THE GROUP
AGAINST SUCH TAX AND INSURANCE AND SHALL, AT THE WRITTEN REQUEST OF RADISH IMMEDIATELY PAY
RADISH AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ANY TAX AND INSURANCE PAID OR PAYABLE BY RADISH OR ANY OTHER GROUP
COMPANY TO SUCH TAXING AUTHORITY. The foregoing indemnity obligation does not limit, and is in
addition to, all other similar obligations found in the Terms.
If you wish to remove a Work from the Platform, you must submit a request to email@example.com with “Request
Removal” included in the subject line and the following information included in the email:
Title of the Work;
Username of your Account; and
The Reason for Removal.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or any Request for Removal, the
entirety of each Work must remain available on the Platform for a minimum period ending ninety
(90) days after the last Episode has been made accessible on the Platform (for the avoidance of
doubt, you determine what the last Episode is, subject to Section 6 below) and otherwise be in
conformance with all exclusivity provisions contained herein.
Subject to the foregoing and adherence with all other Terms, Radish will remove the Work within
fifteen (15) business days of receipt of a valid Request for Removal. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, Radish shall be entitled to maintain accessible copies to enable continued access to
Episodes of Works by users who have already purchased such Episodes, and users shall retain the
right to use Episodes purchased prior to such notification.
You may only request the removal of one (1) Work in each Request for Removal. If you wish to
remove multiple Works, you must submit a Request for Removal for each Work.
Repeated Requests for Removal of Content may result in termination of user access to the
Platform, determined in our sole discretion without any notice obligation to you.
In the event that a Request for Removal is made for the purposes of obstructing or otherwise
preventing users of the Platform from not being able to access any Episode, determined in our
sole discretion, including, without limitation, issuing a Request for Removal prior to the final
upload and completion of a Work, Radish may deny your Request for Removal until the final Work
is available on the Platform for the above stated ninety (90) day period and all other
applicable exclusivity periods.