Saturday, April 15, 2006

Poetry Contests

I was looking at a poetry magazine and noticed there were many poetry contests. I was surprised to see that there were also entry fees.

I found this site that lists several links on avoiding poetry scams.

There are legitimate contests out there, but it pays to be cautious.

Any other hints to be given for the inexperienced?

9 comments:

Raehan said...

i'm not experienced but I image that anything requiring fees is out.

Hi Carol!! Coming by to catch up on you!

Artpuppy872 said...

Dear Carol,
Thank you for giving that website that tells what websites are scams. I found that a website I was using was not a good one!!!(www.poetry.com)Thanks for informing me and others!
Sincerely, Artpuppy94

Artpuppy872 said...

Happy Easter, everyone!

Pearl said...

placesforwriters.com is vetted.

Carol said...

Raehan,
Simply put. Thanks.

Art Puppy 94,
Thanks for pointing that out.

Thanks Pearl, for sharing your experience.

Poetry by Kai said...

Kai, I, Carol moved your comment over to this post:

"thank u carol,
for reading my poetry!
i read one of ur posts abt poetry scams & i submitted my poems to poetry.com & then they wantt to publish one of them..
so ifilled out a form & order the the book..

so i never have a problem w/ themm..

4:48 AM "

Carol said...

Hi Kai,
I never heard of this poetry contest before but by reading about it, it sounds as if they are more interested in making money through people's dream than in poetry. Please be careful in your dealings with them if you are spending money to have your poems published.

Aurora said...

Kai, most reputable poetry publishers don't make you pay to have your poetry published. That's how poetry.com makes money - they charge an exorbitant amount for each book.

Poetry by Kai said...

thanks 4 looking out 4 me..

did u have a lovely easter?