Ok, Alicia pointed this out to me the other day. Read carefully:
"All tapes, photographs, creative suggestions, ideas, notes or concepts or other materials (collectively, "Material") submitted to Blueprint magazine whether through a solicitation by Blueprint or Bluelines or unsolicited, become the property of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. ("MSLO") and will not be returned. Submission of Materials shall constitute an assignment to MSLO of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in such Materials. MSLO is and shall be under no obligation to (1) maintain any of your Material in confidence; (2)pay to you any compensation for any Material; or (3) respond to any of your Material. Due to the volume of submissions, all tapes and photographs submitted cannot be returned. By submitting a tape or photo, you agree to let Blueprint magazine use such tape or photo in any media, including on-air and online, and all submitted tapes and photos become the property of MSLO."
--Blueprint magazine, May/June 2007, page 142 (the teeny tiny text off in the margin of the page).
I understand the nature of a legal statement like this, but does this particular one seem a little scarey to you? Comments?