I don't know if this is the right section to ask these questions, so please mods or admin let me know and move/delete post if this is the wrong place to ask. The questions I need to ask have to do with publishing, but through a competition and they are related to some of the rules of the competition. One of the rules says that the work to submit must be an inedited/unpublished and that this mean it must be not have been published under any form, also under the form of self-publishing. Now, I'm not sure what this mean. - Does it fall under the self-publishing cathegory also posting it on a board or forum or creative writing site? - And does this apply if one has uploaded it to his own site, too? - Or is this restricted to say one that has printed and published it by himself? This is actually the first time I've ever taken into consideration the idea of participating in a competition, so I've never encountered this problem before. The works I thought I'd submit are actually uploaded on my own site and there are extracts from one of them posted on a board, so I figured this maybe falls under the self-publishing thingy. Is it the case?