Wednesday, May 29

Author’s rights

When a creative product is accepted for publication by Pummarola, the writer retains all rights, including but not limited to the right:

  1. To reproduce the work
    • E.g., make physical or digital copies of your work for colleagues, students, or others
  2. To prepare derivative works based upon the work
    • ​​E.g., prepare a subsequent article, chapter, or book that builds upon their original or prior research on a particular topic
  3. To distribute copies of the work
    • ​​E.g., distribute physical or digital copies of your work to colleagues, students, or at conferences
  4. To publicly perform the work
    • E.g., s​​how video of your field work in the classroom or at conferences
  5. To publicly display the work
    • E.g., show photos, exhibits, and figures from your works in the classroom or at conferences
  6. To publicly perform sound recordings via a digital audio transmission
    • E.g., for those working with sound recordings, to digitally transmit your work (broadcast online, etc.)

In the event the staff of Pummarola wishes to use the material for purposes beyond one-time publication in print or on (for example, in an anthology), the author will be contacted and permission will be requested. If Pummarola staff did not explicitly enumerate these right, unless the author explicitly sold them or gave them away, they would all be retained, which is true in all relationships with publications. To learn more about your rights as an author, check out this article on the Authors Alliance website. To learn about joining a union, even as a freelance writer, visit the National Writers Union website. Visit the Authors Guild website for information about that union.