So I had a thought this morning about something we may want to clarify about submissions. I'm not sure if the blog is the best place to post this, maybe the wiki would be better because it's less public. However, I can't post to the wiki as I'm unsure how to join it. I've made an account, messed around with it a little, but beyond that I'm lost. Any help would be appreciated.
Anyway, I was talking to a photojournalist friend of mine, and I thought of this situation:
Say someone submits a work with photos in it. I don't mean something like a youtube video, not really multimedia. Just some sort of prose, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, criticism, whatever. The photos are a significant portion of the work; without it, the work wouldn't be the same. The prose is by one person and the photos are by someone else, who also wants to submit photos under their own name (but not the same photos used in the prose piece) separately. Is this allowed or is it considered "cheating" (for lack of a better word)?
Personally, I'll make a pitch for allowing it. It seems fair to me because the work is considered two separate genres, even though one contains the other, and also because the work would be under someone else's name. Even if it were the same person submitting both, since they're still two separate genres, I think it would be fair enough. I can see where some people might disagree, though, so I thought maybe it's best to discuss it and try to clarify where we stand on it before the issue comes up.
What do you all think?