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  • Then, you will be made aware of many prizes that are available for the best poets, and, you probably will be one
  • I consider this quite the scam, that can't be prosecuted
  • I suggest that any poetry that you have, be sent into regular poetry publishers, who may very well pay you well

    • by covenly1
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      I am a published poet, many times over, not just on Poetry. com, but truly wonderful poetry hard cover books. It disturbs me that Poetry.

      com, on the internet, is constantly advertising by email, that YOU have the chance to win thousands and thousands of dollars by writing poetry for their business. Trust me, they don’t send checks.

      First, Poetry. com never pays you to write poetry.

      You will, most likely, be chosen to be published into a book from them. You will pay a minimum of $50 to GET this book that you are published in! Then, you will be made aware of many prizes that are available for the best poets, and, you probably will be one.

      This really works out


      to be quite the scam for anyone but someone who just is willing to pay a lot to see their name in print. Let me explain why: When all the advertising about the wonderful silver bowl with your name inscribed on it is available to you, along with you reading your poetry in front of nationally known poets, and that you have the chance to win thousands and thousands of dollars at this wonderful meeting, you will, finally, be told of one little ‘glitch’.

      I live in CA. Traveling to the East Coast to even be considered a winner of anything is a MUST, according to the rules.

      These rules are not disclosed to you until it is time ...


      • to sign up for this wonderful sounding gathering of poets. All those thousands of dollars you have been promised to be able to win, are suddenly NOT available to you, unless you have the money, time, and desire to travel to the East Coast, pay for your hotel room, etc.

        , and go to the ‘party!’. Normally, by this time, you have submitted your best poetry, they have access to it, and may put it in a book of poems that they will sell for a high price! The poet gets nothing.

        The exciting poet gathering that is constantly being brought up, by this time, has just been explained to you that you must be THERE to receive anything. If you

        are not going to travel at that time to that place and go to their gathering, you have just supplied them with your poetry that others will pay a lot of money for, to get the books.

        If, Poetry. com allowed the winners to be picked from all the poets who have submitted their works, without having to be there, it would be fair, but, this is NOT fair, as it is NOT explained ,EVER, untiil it is time to pay the money to GO to this gathering!

        I consider this quite the scam, that can’t be prosecuted.

        I suggest that any poetry that you have, be sent into regular poetry publishers, who may very well pay you well! That is my view on Poetry. Com



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