Betas / Beta Readers – You’ll likely read about beta readers here on occasion. These people have a vital role in the production of books and other writings. They are usually unpaid but greatly appreciated test readers who receive an ARC (advanced reader copy) of a book and provide feedback to the writer from the standpoint of a typical reader—as compared to how another writer or a literary professor might view the same piece.

Clean – Clean is subjective. Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a clean book. It is a primary goal of CleanWIP Magazine to connect authors who market their books as clean with readers who specifically look for such writings. Clean books typically contain no sex scenes and little to no graphic violence or gore, plus little to no vulgarities (swearing/cursing). Please note that some authors write works they market as clean and works they do not market as clean. When considering a purchase, it is best to carefully read a book’s description and when possible a ‘Look Inside’ preview or sample chapter. defines a magazine as “a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, often on a particular subject or aimed at a particular readership.” Nonetheless, some prefer to call CleanWIP Magazine an e-zine since it’s an electronic publication. We’re just glad people are talking about us.

POV – The point of view or points of view used by the storyteller. The POV sometimes stays consistent throughout a novel and sometimes the POV changes many times. Writers who use multiple POV must use due care to prevent a head-hopping headache for the reader.

WIP – work-in-progress; an unfinished or yet unpublished manuscript. WIP might also signify the plural, works-in-progress.