So I submitted a story to Holdfast Magazine (holdfastmagazine.com) and had an email acceptance. When I asked if there would be a contract coming any time, I got the following email:
"...We don't ask for the rights at all. All we do ask is for you to not publish it anywhere else until the next issue of holdfast is out (so for approx four months) . So we didn't see the need for contracts. Hope that is all right with you,..."
Of course I said I didn't consent to publication under those terms. But I'm baffled. Anyone else had interactions with them?