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1. The "Goes Without Saying" Section
The Aesthetic Directory maintains a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any nasties out there. So, I will not publish, facilitate or promote any work that is in any way discriminatory, aggressive or attacking to someone else or their community.
2. General Stuff
(A) The Aesthetic Directory withholds the right to remove any content on the website at any time, within fair reason. If that effects you or your work then you will be notified of the reasons why prior to it being removed.
(B) The Aesthetic Directory will never use anything you have submitted without your explicit permission and involvement.
(C) I love you, so I will not spoil you. Submitting something does not guarantee it will be accepted or used for any of TAD's projects.
(D) If your submission to The Aesthetic Directory has been accepted elsewhere before you hear back from me, please inform me immediately so I can take it out of the running.
(A) I try to keep the journal free from rules and regulations. It is a place for experimental literature, after all. For some basic stuff, check out the submissions page.
(B) Upon publication, The Aesthetic Directory claims volume and digital rights to the piece(s) featured in the journal.
What do I do with these rights? I host the literature in the journal online throughout the month of its publication; then the literature goes into the archive until the annual collection is completed (October - October); after that, I produce an anthology of the year's journal features and publish it both in print and digitally.
(C) Once the first anthology has been published (due Xmas 2021), I will provide a list of retailers here.
(A) The Aesthetic Directory acquires the right to publish accepted submissions to the gallery and keep them there indefinitely. However, we respect you and your work - if you need us to remove your work so that you may use it elsewhere, please contact us and we can sort something out.
(B) Similar to the journal, The Aesthetic Directory also acquires the right to use any work featured in the gallery in future promotional materials and collections, including anthologies and live exhibitions.
(A) The work featured in The Aesthetic Directory's print shop are the products of collaboration and hope to shift frequently in their subject, media and construction. Every time one is sold, the contributors to that print gets a cut (see Section 7) and a lovely person will have one on their wall. There is no system to how the prints are achieved - we make it up as we go along.
(A) Before you purchase, you are window shopping. After purchase, you are a champion. However, please remember that the artistic work you are purchasing is the product of labour and the art remains the intellectual property of The Aesthetic Directory and by association, the artist(s) that made it. Don't make knockoffs.
(B) The Aesthetic Directory is the merchant, the seller, the big cheese. So, if there is an issue with your order, or if you come across something in your purchase that you disagree with and you wish to complain, please contact me. There is no need to contact any individual artists that created the piece about any commercial issue.
(A) As of yet, I cannot afford to pay those who have their work accepted anywhere across this journal, unless it is through anthology sales and/or print shop sales (see below). When this changes, I will shout about it. Believe me.
(B) Anthology Royalties: More information will be found here closer to the publication date of the anthology (around Xmas 2021), but please know that I fully intend to pay out royalties on every item sold to everybody featured within the anthology, I just don't have the figures yet!
(C) Print Shop Royalties: If you have collaborated on a print, past or present, this is important. All remaining monies from the sale of a print via The Aesthetic Directory, after the cost of printing, VAT and shipping has been deducted, is split equally between those involved in its production.
Here is an example of our math: Let us suppose that a print, created by three people, sells for 80 and The Aesthetic Directory takes 20 to get the poster printed and shipped to the customer. The remaining 60 is split equally between the three people involved – 20 each. Sound fair? It is.
(D) The Aesthetic Directory is not obligated to register as any form of company or pay any tax until it starts to generate over a certain amount of revenue. So, if you are looking for anything in that area, there is nothing to be found.