Saluting with misty eyes
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.