Someone asked recently, whether they could copy one of my articles and repost it with a link to my site. They said they didn’t see my terms. So here they are.
While I’m flattered that someone would want to, the short answer is: “It depends.”
The fact that the poster’s link led to a porn site didn’t lead me to want to give them permission for that. Among other things I write books for children and teens, and certainly don’t want my name associated with that sort of nonsense.
However if you have a legitimate writing, book, pagan or metaphysical website (or something else appropriate) I will consider it. Email me at lion AT lionrhod DOT com. Tell me what article you’d like to use. Send me a link to your website and let me look it over.
I will want:
A link to my article on my blog or website. That includes your promise to change that link if I notify you that I’ve moved my website. (Which I have no plan of doing, but you never know what might happen 10 years down the road.)
Your promise not to insult me, my writing or my religion on that site/page. – This may sound odd, but I’ve had one person steal one of my poems–without a credit link)–and then allude that I didn’t know what I was talking about when I wrote the poem. I later allowed her to keep the poem up with a link to my website. (Which reminds me…I need to locate her again and get her to change the link to my new site here.) I don’t mind honest criticism or reviews of my work – in fact I welcome them. What I won’t allow is using my writing for the express purpose of defaming paganism or Wicca, or to trash my own work.
Fellow writers, how do you handle requests like this?