Posted on February 7, 2022 at 2:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This isn't the first time that Victoria Strauss has highlighted some questionable entry terms for a writing contest.

Nor will it be the last.

And like other contests that Strauss has contacted, this one did change its terms to be more fair to authors.

However, Strauss still wanted to blog about Wattpad's Open Novella Contest 2022, not to shame the organizers but rather to remind authors of what they should be wary of.

A quick search turned up several other contests with the same troubling terms, after all.

Strauss discusses the perpetual and moral rights clauses at the center of this particular controversy at Writer Beware.

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