This form grants 826michigan the right (but not the obligation) to edit and publish the Author’s Work (“Work” includes the student’s own writings, audio and visual) in any manner in any type of publication, media, or materials affiliated with 826michigan, now existing or which may be created in the future. Each student whose work is published will receive a free copy of the book in which their work is included.
The Author understands and agrees that 826michigan has the right, but not the obligation, to consent to the publishing of excerpts of the Author’s work in newspapers, magazines, online media, or other publications in order to promote not only your student’s work but also to support or publicize the nonprofit work of 826michigan and its partners and promotions.
This is a non-exclusive agreement. The author retains rights to their work, and they can also publish all work outside of projects with 826michigan. Publication elsewhere has no effect on 826michigan’s rights under this agreement. The Author promises that the work she or he submits is “original,” which means that she or he created the work and wrote the story and did not copy someone else’s story or writing. The Author also promises us that if the story is based on real people and actual events, that the description of such people and events is true and does not disclose private or personal facts about anyone else without first obtaining that person’s permission in writing. We also ask students not to use any inappropriate language in their stories or other writing and not to write about incidents that may hurt, degrade, or endanger others.