So it’s Wattys season and all the info is quite a bit to digest. The story I was considering entering is a complete discovery draft with a minor first run-through of edits. Querying it, too, is not off the table for me in the future.
I read the ‘Legal Stuff’ section of the Wattys info book and it gave me pause. Saying I win (which I’m SURE I won’t), would any of the following things stop my attempt to remove my book in 6 months, rewrite & edit & polish etc, and query traditional publishing houses?
Allowing WP to:
- Take excerpts of the story for free to use in promotional materials permanently and for free
- Post up to one chapter of the story on the website permanently and for free
As well as anything else in that legal bit I’ve overlooked?
Just throught I’d open up a dialgue about this because I don’t know much about this kind of stuff yet, not really, and I don’t want to take any undue risks. Plus, you all in Industry Insider have so much great advice!