kelley wrote:If a magazine says they have publishing rights and I retain ownership of that article, what does that mean? Does that mean I can still have that article published elsewhere? What if I wanted to use that article in a self-published book, can I still do that since I have ownership? I am not exactly sure what my options are. Anyone got some expertise for me? It would greatly help, thanks!
If I remember correctly, I believe that publishing rights means you allow them to publish it and that you still own all other rights to it. They may ask you to wait a period of time before publishing it somewhere else, though. I had that with one article I submitted. The owner simply asked I wait so many months before putting it anywhere else.
You can use it in your self-published work.
The only time you can't is when you sell all rights to another person/business. For example, if I ghost write something, once I'm paid for it, I have no rights to use that material ever again. If you sell complete rights to someone for something you submit, that's it, they own it.