Thinking more about the separate lists, as long as they are still something I could use to narrow down the markets for my works to automatedly match, they would be really useful. I’d definitely pay subscription for a feature like that.
Plenty of markets have other weird parameters, like only accepting writing from women, or racial minorities, or behavioral minorities, or international writers. Being able to curate my own lists of those and use them to figure out what a particular piece of writing would match well within those lists would make customizing cover letters easier where applicable.
Or lists I can curate based on how often the markets publish would be a very powerful tool. If there’s a work for which I am trying to maximize chance of exposure within a certain time period (for instance, referential of current events or social issues), I could match a given work to those and plot out when and how I need to submit to particular markets for greatest chance of publication in a given date range.
Yes. Yes, @duckaroy. The self-curated lists are an excellent idea. Especially if they were a premium option and leave the favoriting for the gratis edition, like @tom.dullemond indicated would probably happen. The lists would be terribly useful.
Rights management would definitely be a good thing, too, as far as tracking, agreed, @tom.dullemond. Not sure what you guys are thinking for implementing those, but as a user I’d be happy for a bunch of radioboxes on each Work’s entry page, labeled things like “first publication,” “audio,” “derivative,” etc., with little text fields next to them for recording who has what rights.