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Rights and The Challenge

Postby Betsy_Markman_1 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:05 am

I'm a bit unclear about exactly what rights are signed away when we enter an item in the challenge. I understand that we give FaithWriters the right to use the piece, but do we retain rights to use it as well, including selling it? If so, does that include listing it as "for sale" here on the site?

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Re: Rights and The Challenge

Postby Kitmin1246 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:13 am

Betsy_Markman_1 wrote:I'm a bit unclear about exactly what rights are signed away when we enter an item in the challenge. I understand that we give FaithWriters the right to use the piece, but do we retain rights to use it as well, including selling it? If so, does that include listing it as "for sale" here on the site?

Thanks for your clarification.


I was just about to post the same question! I'm glad someone else did.
I submitted my first article to the challenge and if it's not an editor's pick or a top ranked, can I still list it for sale or try it somewhere else?
Is it just first rights we sign away for the challenge?

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Postby RedBaron » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:18 am

If you place in the Writing Challenge, you are giving FW the right to publish it in the anthology. It will be stored on the site in with the rest of the challenge pieces. But beyond that, you retain all other rights. You can sell it to republish elsewhere, but you need to let them know it has appeared elsewhere.

FWs have had their entries published again. Many take the original entry, change it up a bit (based on the feedback they may have gotten), make it into a longer piece and sold that.

The possibilities are endless.

One thing to remember, do not repost it anywhere publicly until after results have been posted, so as to not have a judge see it accidentally somewhere else before judging is done.
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Postby Kimberly-Russell » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:36 am

Shari: Just to clarify--I've had something reprinted after a Challenge was over but was not sold, just donated. I don't need to advise on that, do I?

It wasn't an EC or anything...just placed with it.

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Postby RedBaron » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:38 am

You only need to tell the people you are selling something to that it has already appeared on-line and/or in the EC books so they know they can't get first rights or total rights. If it's a free reprint, then I don't think it matters. You don't need to tell FW anything :)
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Postby Kimberly-Russell » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:59 am

Ahhh....duh...I'm a little slow this a.m.

Thanks so much!
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Re: Rights and The Challenge

Postby lish1936 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:25 pm

I'm not sure if I missed this, so I'm going to take a chance and ask it again. :?

When an EC is selected for publication, FW has first rights. Can the author publish the article elsewhere BEFORE it appears in an Anthology, or must the author wait until after it's published by FW?


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Postby Deb Porter » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:27 pm

Lillian, we don't have first rights. We just ask for the right to publish it in one of the anthologies. You can use it anywhere else, as long as the publisher is aware that it your work is going to be published in one of the books.

We try to make it as easy for authors as possible.

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Re: Rights and The Challenge

Postby jostrick » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:12 am

Maybe this question is already under another topic, and if so, I apologize in advance. I am wondering what the circulation for the faithwriters books are (the books that are compiled of "the Challenge" entries). I'm looking at entering a contest and there is a circulation ceiling in order to be considered a "new" writer.

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Re: Rights and The Challenge

Postby Deb Porter » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:32 pm

Hi Joanna.

I think you'll be safe to enter as a new author for the time being. There's quite a backlog of books to be published, so enter the contest.

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Re: Rights and The Challenge

Postby jostrick » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:03 pm

Deb Porter wrote:Hi Joanna.

I think you'll be safe to enter as a new author for the time being. There's quite a backlog of books to be published, so enter the contest.

Love, Deb



Thank you. :-)
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