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Updated: 2 August 2022

Contract: Publishing Rights

Authors warrant that the works they submit to MacQueen’s Quinterly are original and have not been published elsewhere, whether in print or in electronic venues (author websites, social sites such as FaceBook, Fictionaut, Twitter, and blogs, etc.), and that no one else has reserved the rights of first publication that MacQ publisher, Clare MacQueen, is 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 MacQueen’s Quinterly publication terms include the following rights:

  1. Exclusive First Worldwide Electronic Rights for up to 90 days from date of acceptance. Clare asks that accepted work(s) not be published during that time frame in any other medium, whether print or electronic (including blogs, Facebook, author websites, etc.) or spoken, as in public readings (including Zoom meetings, YouTube videos, etc.).

    This covers the period of time from acceptance to publication (i.e., the launch date of the Issue in which the work appears), plus the one-day period after accepted works first appear at the MacQueen’s Quinterly website.

    Rights to reprint works revert to authors 24 hours (one day) after initial date of publication at this website. When reprinting works first published in MacQueen’s Quinterly, publishers are asked to obtain permission from the author and to credit this journal for first publication. In addition, we ask that citations and attributions include the full title of the work as it appears in MacQueen’s Quinterly.

  2. Non-Exclusive Internet Archival Rights for an indefinite time, in order to include published works in our online archives.

    The publisher, Clare MacQueen, agrees to “stand by the work,” meaning that works in general will not be removed from the MacQ 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.

  3. Non-Exclusive World Anthology Rights to reprint, in electronic and/or hardcopy forms, any original works first published here. Rights are retained for an indefinite time for potential ebook and hardcopy anthologies, and for promotional materials.

    Non-exclusive anthology rights also mean that authors may publish the works in other anthology markets beginning 24 hours (one day) after the initial date of publication in MacQueen’s Quinterly online.

  4. Rights to nominate works for awards and prizes:

    Clare MacQueen asks for non-exclusive rights to feature in future issues of MacQueen’s Quinterly any works first published therein which also win awards such as the Pushcart Prize, Best Microfiction, Best of the Net, The Best Small Fictions, BIFFY50, Best Spiritual Literature (formerly The Orison Anthology), the Contemporary Haibun Anthology, The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku, and The Touchstone Awards for Individual Haibun. Although MacQueen’s Quinterly does not guarantee to nominate works for such prizes and awards, authors grant permission upfront for such nominations at our publisher’s discretion.

    (Lists of our nominations back to 2014)

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