Monday, 18 November 2019
For anyone who doesn't know, the Authors' Licensing Collection and Collecting Society (ALCS) is an organisation which collects and distributes money which is owed to authors when their work is published in magazines. This applies to fiction, non-fiction and visual work. You must state that you own the copyright in order to claim. Newspapers don't qualify, so there's nothing due from stories published in The Weekly News.
You're not obliged to make a claim if you'd rather not, but not doing so means you miss out on money which is due to you.
More info on ALCS can be found in this guest post by Carol Bevitt and from their website.