THE COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT FOR
THE WRITEGALLERY CREATIVE WRITING WEB SITE(SM)
Please read this -- you are
agreeing to these terms whether or not you have
familiarized yourself with them.
When you submit your work to us you are granting the
WriteGallery Creative Writing Web Site the following
- to publish your work at this site for a minimum of
six months with an indefinite maximum, at the
- archival rights to the work, in relation to this
web site only. The WriteGallery may remove a work for a
negotiated period of time, but, retains the right to
post it here again after that period is concluded.
This includes a definition of
"this site" if it changes name but
has enough of the same content that it can be
understood to be an evolution of the
WriteGallery Creative Writing Web Site.
NOTE FROM K.L.: This means the WriteGallery is not
obligated to pull your work from the site after it is
posted here. The WriteGallery may, at my discretion,
temporarily pull material because you have a publishing
deal that includes that material. I am more than
willing to negotiate the period for which it is down.
I will not, however, do such in the case of prose or poetry that
is the part of a chapbook. Chapbooks are whole units
and to remove any part of that whole is not acceptable to me. It will
not be done -- be aware of that when you submit work,
writing or graphics, for a chapbook.
I also must add it might likely be more beneficial to
you (and the publisher) for the work to stay up and
include information about the new publication, as that
will likely be good publicity. And in all cases,
whether it's chapbook work or not, please expect me to not
comply with a request to permanently pull any of your
If this is a copyright agreement you are not
comfortable with, you should reconsider submitting work
- one use, each, of any particular work of yours,
which is, or will be, posted on the site, as featured
writing in the WriteGallery email newsletter,
The WG Reporter.
- It is the usual case that a work is
never pulled, but remains available from first posting.
- Please understand the WriteGallery only assumes the
right to publish the work at this site and to use it in
The WG Reporter. You are not granting the
WriteGallery any other rights. *(see next item)
Any other use by the WriteGallery Creative Writing Web
Site of the work will be dealt with in a separate
agreement. To this end, it behooves you to submit more
contact information than just your email address. So
that WG has the best chance of contacting you, you
should provide your real name (even if you write under
an assumed name), your telephone number, your postal
address, and your primary email address (though you may
provide a different email for posting at the site).
By default, the copyright owner name will be your legal name and the
copyright year will be the year of publication at the WriteGallery, unless you specify
otherwise. Be advised that you have better copyright protection if your legal name is
used for ownership. If you do wish to use your author name for copyright, give
us specific instructions to post your author name as copyright owner or we'll post your
legal name. As for copyright year, generally speaking, it should be that of the first
publication of the version in question.
By international treaty, registration of the work with the Library of Congress (in the
U.S.) or other equivalent agencies in other countries, is not necessary to give you
legal ownership of your work. You own the copyright from the moment the creation is set
in fixed form (on paper or stored electronically) and retain all rights until you
agree to give some or all of them up. See also the copyright statement on the
Copyright & Credits
page. For more information on copyright in general see
the links on the Copyright Information page.