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Gimme Money

Advantages: Gets your work shown
Disadvantages: They don't want to know if you don't pay.

It seems like the unpublished poets dream: a site that not only allows you to display your work, but to enter competitions, check out what the competition's like and maybe even get a publisher offering you a lovely book deal. Yes, when I clocked Poetry.co ...

mjtodd 05.07.2002 · Read full review
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Plenty of help and plenty of cons

Advantages: Some really useful advice
Disadvantages: The hassle once you've entered a competition

The idea of winning some serious money could quite easily tempt you into entering one of the many competitions run by Poetry.com. The competitions are legitimate and it is possible to win the prizes although it appears that your chances are much improved ...

donf18 03.11.2008 · Read full review
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Tread Softly, For You Tread on Our Dreams

Advantages: None!
Disadvantages: It's a con!

As we all know, there's no such thing as a free lunch. And don't forget your mother's favourite, 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.' So if someone told you that you could win $10,000 for writing a poem, you'd be a little skeptical. And rig ...

nicolemorgan 20.10.2008 · Read full review
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Poetry Dot Con Would Be A Better Title

Advantages: Some free resources
Disadvantages: Gives false hope to those looking for a publisher, dishonest business tactics

...I had all but forgotten about my entry in one of the Poetry.com competitions, so you can imagine my delight when I received and email telling me that I had won an award and that they would be pleased to include my work in their next anthology. However ...

jan007 08.11.2008 · Read full review
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A Bit Of A Scam

Advantages: Expensive unusual gifts.
Disadvantages: Robbery and vanity publishing.

When I first started putting my poetry on the internet I was fooled by this site. Call it my vanity if you will, but I did wonder when I first got a letter through the post saying my poetry had been considered for their anthology. Imagine, first time wr ...

Mickie26 02.08.2005 · Read full review
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