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Thread: O, The Oprah Magazine

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    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
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    O, The Oprah Magazine

    Thanks to Writer Beware for this.

    O, the Oprah Magazine is calling for poetry submissions.

    But, the mere act of submission gives them (for no payment whatever) all rights to your work forever.

    4. All Submissions shall become the property of Harpo, may be edited for length, clarity and/or functionality, will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality, may be shared with and used by the staff of Harpo and any of their affiliated companies or entities and shared with legal authorities if Harpo believes it warranted. Neither Harpo nor any party with whom Harpo shares the Submissions shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any information or Submission that you submit.

    5. Harpo shall exclusively own all known or later existing rights to the Submissions worldwide with the unrestricted right to use the Submissions for any purpose in all media now known or hereafter discovered without compensation to the provider of such Submissions.
    That this is a very bad idea for any writer should go without saying.

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    yikes!

    thanks for the article.
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    Even though I don't write poetry, my thanks for the heads-up, Jim.

    Like she didn't have enough money already, eh?

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    Oprah taking over the world - one poem at a time.

    Thanks, Uncle Jim!
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    That is awful. Thanks Jim for the heads up


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    That is a rights grab to beat all rights grabs.

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    I've got some poems for her.

    -----
    Poem the First:

    Oprah Winfrey took a poem,
    And in her mag gave it a home.
    The poet saw her name in lights,
    But Harpo owns the reprint rights.

    -----
    Poem the Second:

    To publish one poem was the premise,
    An opportunity no one would dare miss.
    Oprah took all the rights
    To avoid any fights,
    And the poets gave all just for bupkis.

    -----
    Poem the Third:

    One perfect flower
    Floats on the page. Resubmit?
    "O": no--ours, not yours.


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