By submitting articles, and other materials to New Identity Magazine (www.newidentitymagazine.com) you agree to the following terms.
New Identity Magazine Submissions Agreement
This agreement covers copyright information, confidentiality, proper communication, the definition of your role as volunteer writer at New Identity Magazine (herein referred to as “NIM”), your relationship with NIM and other procedures.
Purpose of the Submissions Agreement
The purpose of this Submissions Agreement is to help all volunteers become familiar with NIM’s volunteer writer expectations. Changes or exceptions to this agreement may only be granted by the Editor-In-Chief, staff, and/or Board of Directors of NIM, must be obtained in advance and communicated in writing. Areas not specifically covered by this agreement shall be determined by NIM’s Board of Directors.
Definition of “Volunteer” and “Works”
A “volunteer” is one who, without compensation, performs the task of writing on behalf of NIM’s mission and vision. A “volunteer” must officially agree with and accept this agreement prior to performing the duties of a volunteer writer. Volunteers are not considered employees of NIM. A “volunteer” in this agreement may also be described as an “author” or “writer.” A writer’s “Works” refer to all manuscripts, published pieces, assignments or written works accepted for publishing.
Description of Services
NIM reserves the right to edit and make changes as deemed necessary to any submitted work before publishing. Although NIM strives to allow writers to make corrections, and view edits and cuts made before publishing, a final review is not guaranteed. NIM expects all writers to prepare articles geared towards the audience of new believers and according the Editorial Board’s feedback.
Writers Under 18
All writers under 18 must get parental permission before entering into this agreement.
Representing New Identity Magazine
Volunteers are asked not to contact organizations or individuals that might create financial obligations or contract stipulations for NIM. For example, writers cannot expect NIM to provide complimentary issues for contributing writers and interviewed parties.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Volunteers are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all privileged information they glean as a volunteer. The privacy of volunteer writers is also important to NIM. NIM will not release a volunteer’s phone number, email address or other personal information to anyone outside of our organization or other volunteer writers without that volunteer’s permission. The volunteer’s name is listed on the masthead.
Ownership of Work – Because NIM is online and available worldwide, NIM assumes First North American Serial Rights, First International Serial Rights and Electronic Serial Rights (North America & International) upon acceptance. Works may not be reprinted in another publication sold or rented.The published work in final format (layout and design) becomes property of NIM and may be further used in promotional items, as archived content and on the website.
Plagiarism – Writers affirm that all submitted work is their sole and unique work and has not been taken in part or in whole from any other copyrighted source.
Expectations & Binding Nature of Agreement
Entering into this agreement means that writers are obligated to submit an appropriate replacement if their original article does not work out (such as an interview subject who does not get back to you, etc.) All deadlines must be met on time. Original content is submitted quarterly. Any extenuating circumstances must be clearly communicated directly to the Editor-In-Chief well before the deadline, leaving enough time for cancellation or reassignment. Any request for review of extenuating circumstances does not equate to a dismissal of this agreement, as all requests must be approved before the Writer is released from this agreement. Editors reserve the right to reject a manuscript at any stage before publication.
Entering & Ending Your Role As A Volunteer
NIM accepts volunteers at the sole discretion of the organization. Writers agree that NIM may, at any point and for whatever reason, decide to terminate their volunteer relationship with the organization. Also, NIM reserves the right to remove and replace any article if deemed necessary by the Editor-In-Chief, staff, and/or Board of Directors. In addition, volunteers may decide to sever the volunteer relationship with NIM at any time, as long as timely and clear communication is given to the Editor-in-Chief and any assignments have been completed or cancellation is at a time when the Writer is not currently engaged in a writing assignment.
By submitting an article through our online Submission Form, you ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THIS SUBMISSIONS AGREEMENT, ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT YOU WILL COMPLY WITH THEM.