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Reverend Ben
06-16-2013, 03:05 PM
Did I just shoot myself in the foot?

I placed my response to the flash prompt for week 24 on the message board for review. Does that mean that I just used up the first rights, and am now screwed for trying to market that piece?

Sophia
06-16-2013, 03:52 PM
No, you haven't used up first publication rights by posting in Polished and Ready.

Polished and Ready, like Share Your Work, requires a password to access it. The reason for this is that the password prevents bots crawling the web from seeing the content there. If they could see it, that content would be viewable by anyone using a search engine.

Your rights are protected. We will warn you if that ever isn't the case here.

It may be that a particular market will insist that a submitted story has not been shared with others. This is not the norm, but it has happened. As always, you should check the submission guidelines of the markets you're considering.

Reverend Ben
06-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Whew. Thanks!

I was really hoping that I was worrying over nothing.