Course, Scott can answer for sure.
Naw, Scott's pulling a total Rick Perry right now!
I think with IotF artists retain all rights to their work, we can use our own art fully but we give the contests the rights to use our entries and our story illustrations for anything promoting the contests or anthologies (?)
That's about as big hearted and fair as you can get imo, contract and freedom-wise, considering everything we get from it! But I assume they can use whatever we've submitted to help promote the future contest etc.
As for the contest not wanting to hurt sales of the books by showcasing recent illustrations ... the thought crossed my mind too, before I put up the first "customer image" illustration on Anthology 27's AMAZON.COM page.
But I thought "Well, illustrations will only help SELL our books!"
1) Because illustrations in books are RARE, so that's a unique selling point.
2) Seeing the art will help pull more Illustrators into IOTF (I only bought my first WOTF book and joined the contests because I thumbed thru it and SAW THE ART. I didn't even realize it was a CONTEST until I got it home)
3) Nobody will look at 500+ pages of STORY and then NOT buy it because they've seen 12 pages of art for free.
(Forgive me, but I'm more likely to read the story BECAUSE the illustration has hooked me!)
Anyway ... Yes, thanks for pointing out the ART GALLERY! We sometimes forget once we've been here a while that a newcomer can miss things that aren't immediately obvious.