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jlocke
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0 posted 01-06-2005 03:49 PM       View Profile for jlocke   Email jlocke   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jlocke


the poetry contest listed on the main page is a fraud. any combination of letters-doesn't even have to be words-entered will win a place in there book. this company works under many different names. there are no two copies of books, if you purchase, that will be the same.  and u will be asked for much more money as time goes on. research and you will find many horrible stories.  

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1 posted 01-06-2005 05:38 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

What poetry contest?  Could you be more specific?  I just checked the Passions in Poetry main site at http://netpoets.com - and the forum main page at http://piptalk.com - I found no poetry contest on either page.  Did I miss something?

If you're referring to the PiPtalk page and the listings therein, those are generated elsewhere - But - I still see no poetry contest on that list...
Sunshine
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2 posted 01-06-2005 06:02 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

http://piptalk.com/

Today's Poetry Headlines



Poetry Contest...
Ad - www.poetryamerica.com

This may be the one to which jlocke intimates...
Mistletoe Angel
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3 posted 01-06-2005 06:06 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

I'm assuming http://www.poetry.com/

There's been some discussions on this before. They basically send out that confirmation message to all subscribers in that your poetry will be put in an anthology of theirs.

I've never bought an anthology of theirs, as I have found their price exceeds the average poetry publication by a 6 to 1 margin.

It's a shame because everyone deserves to have their voice heard and really have an authentic sense of appreciation for it. But that contest is just a scam, and business is their first agenda always it seems.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton


"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20
Mistletoe Angel
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4 posted 01-06-2005 06:09 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Sunshine's link may be the one he's referring to I think.

Both Poetry America and poetry.com don't bring justice to the true meaning of the living word though.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20

Alicat
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5 posted 01-06-2005 09:19 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Yeah, when you first hit the piptalk welcome screen, there's a list of links.  First up is the poetry scam one under Today's Poetry Headlines.  That is to what jlocke was referring.
 
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