Agreements and Stipulations
Please read through the rules carefully before submitting your work. You will sign the contract stating that you agree to abide by these rules below.
A.R. Hall and T. Birmingham are herein referred to as ‘the publisher and its contractors’. Contractors will also refer to any person(s) or company(ies) who partner with the publisher and its contractors in the publication of these anthologies. Contractors does not include those submitting their work. Those submitting their anthology piece, whether chosen are not, are herein referred to as ‘author’.
Authors acknowledge that the piece they have chosen to submit on this date is the work that will be examined for publication and the document that they are agreeing to have published should it be chosen. No substitutions will be accepted.
Anthology pieces must be submitted to the publisher and its contractors by 11:59 pm EST on the due dates listed.
Anthology pieces submitted must between 8,000-20,000 words.
The publisher and its contractors have the right to deny a submitted anthology piece for any reason, including but not limited to the following: the anthology piece does not meet the publisher and its contractor’s approval; does not meet the requirements of the anthology set forth by the publisher and its contractors; does not meet the requirements as one of the chosen authors; or any other reason the publisher and its contractors deem appropriate. HONOR THE SACRIFICE will review each of the submissions chosen by the publisher and its contractors, and the publisher and its contractors along with HONOR THE SACRIFICE will then decide on the final submissions.
Any submitted anthology piece must be original work, never published, and which is not in the process of being published. The author retains the rights to their work; however, the publisher and its contractors require that all of those chosen to contribute their submitted work to the anthology must not reproduce their work in any way until 90 days has passed from the anthology’s original publication date in print and ebook format. Any author submitting to the anthology who is not chosen may not publish their work until 30 days after the anthology they submitted for is released in ebook and print form.
All anthology pieces must have at least one military or one previous military character who is struggling or who has struggled with a Veteran-driven issue, and all anthology pieces must make mention of HONOR THE SACRIFICE in the work while keeping true to HONOR THE SACRIFICE’s mission.
All authors chosen for publication in the anthology agree to the stipulation that 100% of the proceeds will go to HONOR THE SACRIFICE.
Authors who submit their anthology piece are agreeing to hold any release of teasers unless approved by the publisher and its contractors. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of teasers such as written text, photos, and/or chapter excerpts, on any platform including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, personal websites, and any and all paper formats and mediums.
Authors who are chosen agree to promote the anthology they are chosen for in the following ways, including but not limited to: reposting teasers, announcements, sales, and any other promotional material associated with the publication, release, and future success of the publication of the anthology up until six months after the original release date.
All authors who submit anthology piece agree to maintaining a positive image, whether chosen for the anthology or not. This applies to all platforms. The publisher and its contractors will not partner with, and will break partnership with any author who defames or produces materials that would harm the future of any and all publications associated with this publisher and its contractors.
Approval for the anthology is not automatic, except for the publisher and its contractors mentioned above, as promotional and publication materials are being supported by said contractors. This is non-negotiable. All submissions chosen are at the discretion of the publisher and its contractors. Previous work does not guarantee submissions being chosen, nor does previous work guarantee the placement of your publication in a particular order within the anthology itself.
The publisher and its contractors will choose one unpublished author to participate in each anthology. This author agrees to the anthology they are chosen for being their first publication. They will publish no other work electronically or in print on any major platforms until the release of the anthology in which they are participating. However, the unpublished author chosen will legally be able to publish their first work on the same day as the official publication of the anthology in which their work is being featured.
If an author’s work is chosen for the anthology, the author is free to submit for others. However, priority will be given to authors not already chosen for publication in other HONOR THE SACRIFICE publications put together by this publisher and its contractors.
Authors agree to submitting work that has been through initial line edits.
Authors agree to all costs associated with initial edits and any further edits required by the publisher and its contractors.
Costs covered by the publisher and its contractors include: Standard Proofreader for one round of final edits; cover, teasers, and promotional materials beyond what is required of the author to follow through on electronically; website to promote the anthology, its charity, and the minor promotion of the authors; signing event promotion and sponsorship (if the publisher and its contractors choose this path of promotion).
Authors agree to the dates set forth by the publisher and its contractors.
Authors agree to letting the publisher and its contractors dictate changes needed to make the anthology uniform in content. These changes would not include changes to the integrity of the author’s story, but the changes will include grammatical, punctuational, phrasing, or linguistic changes that might be confusing for readers or that do not support the nature of HONOR THE SACRIFICE’s Mission.
Note: Authors from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit their work, including LGBT authors. Every author will be considered fairly.