I've seen all the advertisements for "writers needed" articles, short stories, news pieces... yet when I research further, seems you must sign all your rights away, whatever is accepted and posted is no longer yours; the site may re-post, alter, do whatever they wish with what you've written I've read on this forum that some of you have written internet articles & short stories, and make good money at it. I think I could, but I'm not sure I want my work on a site that reserves the right to do what they will with what I have written. On the other hand, this seems a simple, quick way to get my name as a writer out there and gain some experience with "professional writing". Anyone have experience or thoughts about whether internet writing is a good way to get started? EDIT: Okay, Newbie mistake! I just saw the previous post on e-publishing. Much good information there; a long thread so I didn't read it all; hoping I'm not again asking a question y'all have already answered - but arent' any of you "e-publishers" and "self-publishers" concerned about your work being stolen, or portions of it used in un-intended ways?