KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
“Flash isn’t a fad, it’s an art; and while I hope people can have fun with it, its pursuit should still be taken seriously.”
— Tara L. Masih, editor of Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction

Contract: Publishing Rights

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By submitting work to KYSO Flash, authors and artists warrant that they are sole creator of the work, that it is original and has not been published elsewhere, including print and electronic venues (including author websites, social sites such as FaceBook and Fictionaut, and blogs, etc.) and that no one else has reserved the rights that we are purchasing.

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The KYSO Flash contract for original, previously unpublished works covers the following rights:

  1. Exclusive First Worldwide Electronic Rights up to six months from date of acceptance. We ask that accepted work(s) not be published in any other medium, print or electronic (including blogs, Facebook, and author websites), during that time period.

    This covers the time frame from acceptance to publication (i.e., the launch date of the Issue in which the work appears), and the one-day period after accepted works first appear at the KYSO Flash website.

    Rights to reprint works revert to the author/artist 24 hours (one day) after initial date of publication here. When reprinting works first published in KYSO Flash, 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 KYSO Flash.

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

  3. 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.

    Non-exclusive anthology rights mean that authors and artists may sell the works to other anthology markets beginning 24 hours (one day) after the initial date of publication in KYSO Flash.

    Volume 3 of the KYSO Flash Anthology, in softcover form, is projected for publication in December, 2016. Contributors whose works are selected for reprinting therein will receive one complimentary book as compensation.


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A Publishing Agreement (based on the template at right) will be prepared for each Artist and Author whose original works are accepted for publication. The contract will then be emailed from the secure site, Right Signature, for review. Before signing, contributors are welcome to contact Clare MacQueen with requests for changes or clarifications.

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