Your work will be reviewed by our judges and, if shortlisted, will be returned to you (with judges’ comments) for editing before final selection and announcement of winners. This means that the submissions may be edited for grammar and clarity, tone, consistency, and flow (as works routinely are, before publication) but you will have the opportunity to review and either approve or reject any suggested changes and re-submit before the final judging decision is made.
Winning pieces will be posted on the Wadadli Youth Pen web site https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com and may be circulated to other sites/publications promoting Caribbean literature in particular. This would be strictly for promotional purposes (not for profit). Additionally, with your submission, you grant the organizers of this contest, first time publication rights and non-exclusive right to publish the work thereafter in other formats with the understanding that the work will not be used for profit unless appropriate arrangements are made with you, the writer. Additionally, you will retain your copyright and have the option to use the work however you wish once the winners have been announced and awarded and the work has been posted to the Wadadli Pen web site.
If you are selected as a winner, you understand as well that you may be called upon to make media appearances as well as readings at the request of the organizers of Wadadli Pen (i.e. this will be a courtesy, your schedule allowing, not an obligation; and is in the interest of promoting you – the writer, the contest, and the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda).
It is understood that beyond the prizes you may collect as a winner of this competition, if you are successful, no additional compensation will be due or forthcoming provided use of the work remains not-for-profit.
The goal is to encourage the literary arts and to create as many avenues as possible for showcasing some of the best young writing coming out of Antigua and Barbuda. In doing so, we respect writer’s copyright and have no intention of profiting from your work. If the opportunity to publish or use the work for profit is presented to us this will not be done without your consent and without appropriate arrangements being made.
If you have concerns that may be a deterrent to submitting or need clarity on any of the terms posted here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org