Submission Guidelines Page Two
As much as Hoskins Crosswords would like to provide payment for crosswords accepted for publication, unfortunately it can't. The site’s main aim is to showcase the talents of setters, provide a diversion for solvers, and a place to learn more about cryptics.
Hopefully getting a grid on the site will provide its payment by giving the setter exposure, a publishing credit to use for submission elsewhere, pleasure, and the opportunity (though don’t count your chickens as comments are few and far between on this site!) to get a response from solvers.
All crosswords submitted, whether rejected or accepted, remain the property of their owner. In other words, by submitting or being published on Hoskins Crosswords, the author of the grid retains the rights to that work.
However, by agreeing to a publication on this site, you grant Hoskins Crosswords the right to publish that crossword on this site (and on the crossword.info site for the interactive puzzle) indefinitely.
On acceptance of a puzzle, Hoskins Crosswords will publish a short bio for you which can, if you want, provide a public e-mail to enable solvers or others to contact you directly. Be aware that - although Hoskins Crosswords will never sell or pass on your e-mail to anyone - it will be in public and could be used by anyone.
Pitfalls of Publishing Online?
Although there are many benefits to publishing your puzzles online, there are also some pitfalls you should be aware of.
Although you retain the rights to your puzzle after publication on Hoskins Crosswords, and we will never take possession of your work or try to sell it or host it elsewhere without your express permission (for instance - should Hoskins Crosswords create a crossword compendium), you should be aware that a crossword available to everyone on the internet may also be purloined by anyone on the internet.
It is also worth remembering that crosswords already published in public are unlikely to be accepted for paid publication at another venue - so, if you submit here, and then try hawking the puzzle to the Xanadu Times, it may be they won't take it or only offer you reprint rates.