By submitting work to The AutoEthnographer, authors warrant that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere, including print and electronic venues (author websites, social sites such as FaceBook and Fictionaut, and personal blogs, etc.) and that no one else has reserved the rights of first publication that we’re asking for.
Contributors also warrant to the best of their knowledge that submitted works do not infringe on anyone else’s copyrights, and that they do not include libelous content.
The AutoEthnographer contract for original, previously unpublished works covers the following rights:
Exclusive First Worldwide Electronic Rights for 24 hours from date of digital publication for new works. We ask that accepted work(s) not be published in any other medium, print or electronic (including blogs, Facebook, and author websites), during that initial 24 hour period. In some cases, we may re-print or re-post existing content from elsewhere and in this case the creator or original holder retains copyright.
Rights to reprint works revert to the author/artist 24 hours from the initial date of publication in The AutoEthnographer. When reprinting works first published in The AutoEthnographer, publishers are asked to obtain permission from the author/artist and to credit this journal for first publication. In addition, we ask that citations include the full title of the work as it appears in The AutoEthnographer.
Non-Exclusive Internet Archival Rights for an indefinite time, in order to include published works in our online archives.
Our publisher agrees to “stand by the works,” meaning that works in general will not be removed from our Archives, but will remain there as elements of Authors’ and Artists’ publication portfolios. Publisher agrees not to “un-publish” Works, unless they are later determined to be libelous, plagiarized, or otherwise in breach of this agreement.
Non-Exclusive World Anthology Rights to reprint, in electronic and hardcopy forms, any original works first published here. Rights are retained for an indefinite time for potential ebook and hardcopy anthologies and promotional materials. This also includes the right to feature in future issues of The AutoEthnographer any works first published therein which also win awards such as the Pushcart, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. Although The AutoEthnographer does not guarantee to nominate works for such prizes and awards, authors grant permission for such nominations at our publisher’s discretion.
Non-exclusive anthology rights mean that authors and artists may publish the works in other anthology markets beginning 24 hours after the initial date of publication in The AutoEthnographer.
Rights to nominate works for awards and prizes:
We ask for non-exclusive rights to feature in future issues of The AutoEthnographer any works first published therein which also win awards such as IAANI, the Pushcart, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. Although The AutoEthnographer does not guarantee to nominate works for such prizes and awards, authors grant permission for such nominations at our publisher’s discretion. This also includes permission for works selected for the afore-mentioned awards to be reprinted in those anthologies.