Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Possibly not one to enter

The latest edition of Dave Langford's Ansible newsletter mentions a short-story competition run by SFX magazine which may not offer quite the ideal terms and conditions. The original ran like this:

'Upon submission of their stories to the address set out at rule 2, entrants irrevocably assign to Future Publishing Limited all intellectual property rights that they have in any part of the world in their stories and waive all their moral rights.'

Dave adds that, after protests from Gollancz, who are co-publishing the book of winners, the terms were amended to 'something less toxic'. If you care enough to bother, see the SFX web site for further details.

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