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I'm new to being published. My second article is being published in July - YAAAAY!

But I have a quesiton I hope someone can answer.

On the first article, they asked if they could have "exclusive rights". I said yes because they paid more. But, for this next submission, I want to say no because it is very good, pertains to my work, and I may use it elsewhere, or at least some of the main elements.

So, if I say they cannot have exclusive rights, and I accept a lower fee for that, does this mean I could publish the exact same thing elsewhere?

Can you grant exclusive rights, but then still publish elsewhere with permission.

What's the smart thing to do?

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