The Escapist, the online magazine perhaps best-known for hosting the Zero Punctuation video game reviews, is apparently suffering from a little Zuda envy. Not willing to be left behind while DC snaps up all the competition-hungry webcomics creators, The Escapist is looking to add a new webcomic to its stable of content with its own webcomic beauty pangent.
By participating in this contest, contestants grant Themis Group, Inc. the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the contestant's name, as news or for public information and education without additional consideration or compensation. Any entry becomes the property of Themis Group, Inc. and will not be returned. Entrants surrender copyright and all interests therein of their submissions to Themis Group, Inc. with the understanding that the materials may be used for promotional purposes.
We actually only keep the rights to what you give us. So, that does not mean you can't use your characters or ideas somewhere else if you don't end up being the winner. It only means you can['t] re-publish what you submitted elsewhere. So, it's actually not that restricting at all and we've purposely created these rules to protect us and much as to protect creators and their ideas.
Plus, we aren't looking for ideas, we are looking for people who want to create ideas and then we pay them.
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