Thursday, April 25, 2013

For the Over Fifty Writer

Rita Wilson, yes Tom Hanks' wife, has posted a call for submissions for short stories over at the Huffington Post.  She only wants shorts written by people over fifty about people over fifty (if I'm reading the call right).  There is no mention of payment, only of publication in the online paper.  They're taking a lot of flak in the comments because there's no mention of payment.  It also doesn't say who will own the rights to the story once it published.  So head on over and take a look, the comments alone are worth the trip :)

Hat tip to Katherine Tomlinson for the link!


Manuel Royal said...

HuffPo is owned by AOL. In 2011 I was writing a fiction column for an online paper owned by AOL. The agreement gave them perpetual rights. After about 45,000 words of column had been published, it occurred to me it could be turned into a novel. I inquired about getting my rights back, and was given a flat "no". And -- about that time, AOL decided to unilaterally alter everybody's agreement in that it stopped paying us. Still wanted exclusive, perpetual rights, though. So I walked.

sandra seamans said...

Thanks for the information Manuel!!