Q. When submitting reprints, is it necessary to tell the editors where the piece has appeared previously?
A. The answer to that question varies from publisher to publisher, which means it is important to check each publisher's guidelines before submitting to them. In some cases the publisher will not care where it has appeared previously. Some will want to know where it appeared originally to be sure you have the right to resell it. And there will be some who ask for a list of all the places it has appeared or that you have sold it to—probably wanting to be sure none of them were overlapping markets.