Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing Competitions. To see all of the questions, please click HERE.
If I submit a work to the contest (whether I win or not) will I be
assigning/surrendering any aspect of my rights under copyright?
ANSWER: You retain full copyright of your work and the copy of the work you submit
to the contest will be destroyed after judging. WV Writers has no ability
to do anything with submitted work without permission of the author.
Typically, every few years we do approach past winners to ask them if they will
allow us to use their winning entries in one of our contest winner anthologies, but the winners control all aspects of use, including the right
to say, "No, thank you." We have tossed around the idea of
doing an online journal featuring winning entries, but this is likely a year
off at earliest.