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eor
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0 posted 01-13-2004 03:05 PM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor


ok ok ok, i know, i fell into that trap wiht one of those websites, they sent me somehting saying i was chosen to be published, si i bit, payed for the book and eveything...a year later i get the darn thing, and my poem is in a book wiht about 30,000 other poems and in lie size 8 font.  needless to say i was a little peeved.  i know it was my fault for even sending them my money in the first place, but i at least expected maybve soze 10 font, or my poem on a page by its self not crammed onto a page with 20 other poems. grrrrrrrrrrrrr...
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1 posted 01-13-2004 03:08 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

poetry.com strikes again.  

"if you won't let me fall for you
then you won't see the best that I would love to do for you"
~Dido~

Susan Caldwell
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2 posted 01-13-2004 03:15 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

I want to take this a bit further for those of you that may doubt poetry.com's unethical behavior:

I did a little experiment with them.  

If you put ANYTHING on their web site you get a letter telling you they are going to publish you and they offer you a book with your poetry in it...for a fee.  So I posted a poem in my married name and another in my maiden name.  I received a letter for each poem.  Both letters assured me that I did not have to purchase the book in order for the poem to be published.  Therefore, I ordered the book under the poem in my married name and did not order under my maiden name but did give permission for release of both poems.  Low and behold, when the book arrived, only one poem was in it.  The one in the name that I had paid for.  


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3 posted 01-13-2004 05:42 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Another poetry.com horror story...
I also was accepted to be published and for a fee... yadda, yadda, woof, woof. Then I was given the opportunity to have my poem read and put on a CD for, I think, $50, or so. And I was in the "Final 25" for poet of the year. I was all set to shell out my cash for the entire thing except for two reasons... 1) I didn't have the cash for the book, or the CD. and 2) I know that my writing will never stack that highly against the "thousands of other poets around the country" that I was "competing" against.
As an experiment, I put on a "poem" of such drivvel that my 9 y/o daughter would have scoffed and said she could do better... and was put on a short list of finalists for Poet of the Year.
Anyways, just me adding my voice to the others warning against poetry.com

Cause in my dreams it's always there
The evil face that twists my mind
And brings me to despair.

Mad_Hatter
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4 posted 02-10-2004 08:10 PM       View Profile for Mad_Hatter   Email Mad_Hatter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mad_Hatter

Yes, I've experienced much of the same things as you.  I was all lined up to recieved some poet of the year award or something in disney world and they invited me down yadda yadda.  Poetry. com is a huge scam.  Boycott(sp?)
eor
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5 posted 02-11-2004 09:09 PM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor

yes, boycott them...
 
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