Writers and visual artists, the 2021 Access Copyright Payback claim period is now open and you have until until May 31 to submit your claim.
If you were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2020 you're eligible to submit a claim this year for written and visual work published in books, magazines, journals and/or newspapers between 2000 and 2019. Works published in 2020 will be eligible for a claim next year. Payments will be sent out at the end of November.
If you’re not yet registered with Access Copyright and you have published work that fits the claim criteria, now would be a good time to register via Access Copyright’s online affiliation portal so that you’ll be ready to submit your claim next year.
For a full explanation of how Access Copyright and the Access Copyright Foundation could contribute to your income stream, check out this Story Board post from 2016.
You can find more information and submit a claim on the Access Copyright website.