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Popular fiction awards: What about story rights?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:47 am
by dbdub
Hey guys-

I looked in the FAQ about what rights WD will claim on the winning entries. Its it first world rights or something else?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks-

dbdub

Re: Popular fiction awards: What about story rights?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 am
by ostarella
http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-competitions-preparing-your-entry#general

Writer’s Digest retains one-time nonexclusive publication rights to the [varies with contest] winning entries in each category to be published in a Writer’s Digest publication. Authors retain all ownership of their work.

Re: Popular fiction awards: What about story rights?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 am
by deddmann_writing
[quote="dbdub"]Hey guys-

I looked in the FAQ about what rights WD will claim on the winning entries. Its it first world rights or something else?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks-

dbdub[/quote]
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WD rules for the contest should spell out what rights they take.
Some contests take all rights for ever. I dont think WD does that but read the rules to be sure.

Re: Popular fiction awards: What about story rights?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am
by dbdub
Thanks for the info :)