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Poetry.com

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:00 pm
by Breathe_In_For_Luck7
Poetry.com is a scam. I would just like to warn all you poets out there: DO NOT EVER SUBMIT A POEM THERE! It's a waste of time. All it is, is a scam. I entered a poem there once and it got accepted. I was so excited. Then I found out that everyone else who entered was accepted also. They are only accepting poems so you will buy the book. So don't waste your hope and energy on it. Also, check out this site: http://poetrynotcom.tripod.com/

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:30 pm
by Doh!-Nut
Then I found out that everyone else who entered was accepted also.


Is that bad?

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:08 pm
by Mau-Mau
yup i totally agree. I write poetry very frequently and i belong to many different sites and they all said the same thing that poetry.com was a scam. so yes ppl becareful all they want ot do is sell u the book. Think about it if u are filling there book up with beautiful poetry why should u have to pay?

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:25 pm
by alnieve
gosh that makes me mad! i was so excited cuz i just got accepted to be published!! dangit! well, does anyone know any othere ways to get published? i really want to get published so yeah. thanks for posting this! i really appreciate it!

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:26 pm
by LiArLiAr911
yes they try to take your poem and make money off of it! i have put poems on it! but my mom said no b/c it sounded really weird to her! so *thanks mom*

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:09 pm
by Breathe_In_For_Luck7
I wouldn't have known but my parents thought it was a bit sketchy so my dad talked to the english teacher at the school he works at and she said it was a hoax.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:05 pm
by Eowyn
I fell for it. I was in 7th grade and I thought I was so special b/c I was having a poem published...then like 3 more. I was really confused...I fell for the scam and bought the book once...now I know it's just a waste of time...they really do need to be stopped.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:22 pm
by messedup
I would submit poems all the time just for the fun of it. They would send me a letter telling me that I was nominated for poet of the year. :D haha, it was funny everytime.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:54 pm
by Abbi
Originally posted by Doh!-Nut@Dec 5 2003, 03:30 PM

Then I found out that everyone else who entered was accepted also.




Is that bad?


Well yeah. Do you really think all those people deserved to be accepted? They most likely weren't even reading the poems, they were just letting random people in. Thats why it's a scam.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:30 am
by Sliver
i put a poem into it after a friend of mine did.... i got accepted, and then it said i had to go to Ohaio to get a certificate... and also they sent a letter to my house, BIG MISTAKE... lol :P its a load of bullshit and the server that has it on, and all the backups should be surrounded with C4 and blown up. then theres no more hoax.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:31 pm
by daloverlyme
i feel so bad for all those that sumit it and then relize it was a scam. my cousin did that and since then she hasnt written any poems because she doesnt think shes actully good enough but shes awsome.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:48 pm
by Sliver
lol i didnt write muchafter i left primary cos the stupid secondary school didnt do regular writing storys and poems.... so ive had to relearn that basically.. :S but yer... it did put me off

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:26 pm
by sand
that really makes me mad! good think i never bought the stupid book.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:34 pm
by silent_tears
I've tried to submit poems there, but every poem that I try to submit is either too long or too this or too that... And I just stopped trying to submit them there. I went out and found some other places that will take my poetry.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:56 pm
by readyornothereicome
it's not true that they accept EVERY poem and say that u've been the best young poet of the year. my friends and i all have submitted tons of poetry (atleast 10-15 poems each) and like one from 2 of my friends were accepted AND they didn't get an email saying that they were the best poet. yes it may be a scam and the book is a total rip off(!) but does anyone ACTUALLY try to go the ceremony to get their award? we're not that stupid (i hope)

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:26 pm
by Toolrockgirl
wow, i didnt know that....thats bad! my cousin submitted one of mine there and it got "accepted" but i ignored it because i was pissed off she sent it in ( i normally dont let anyone read anything i write)

but that does suck, esp for the people that get all excited about getting accepted and then to find out this.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:03 am
by Sweetlipz
Well that sucks.. I have submitted stuff there... ugh.. thank you so much for posting that!

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:11 am
by Zarie
<edited for rule #4--AlternativeFairy



If you had listened to me in the past, you would have saved yourself from it, but no, you didn't listen.

Re: Poetry.com

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:17 pm
by cuteandplayful
Lol, boy am I glad I didnt waste any money on the thing either! They've sent me like 4 thingies about my poems. Its nice to pretend they're good enough though.