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All Rights sales?

Discussion in 'Writer's Lounge' started by atry, August 2, 2018.

  1. atry

    atry Member

    I saw this had happened on Reddit, but now the writer's magazine I read claims that Woman's Weekly is now claiming all rights for submitted work. Is this right? It is odd that they'd even want moral rights and the right to omit authors' names.
  2. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    There are worse cases, including contests that will take all rights for merely submitting. Writers pay the submission fee, send in their work, and promptly lose publication rights due to giving away a non-revocable, non-limited licence to use the work and do not even have a prize to show for it. When submitting to somewhere, always read the T&Cs extremely closely.
  3. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    That's one of the warning signs they suggest you avoid in publishers. There have been cases of authors losing all rights to work they create through signing one of these contracts. I saw a warning in a writing magazine about Women's Own.

    Mind you, writers who need money are still going to submit.

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