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Old 10-28-2008, 07:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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... International Library of Poetry?

Is this a respectable organization or a joke? I submitted a poem for the contest on their website, and now received a letter that it was accepted for publication in a book.

They sure make it sound good... They are saying:

* I'm a semi-finalist for the monthly grand prize
* I get to keep my copyrights
* They want a permission to publish my poem in their book
* I don't have to pay anything (!)
* BUT, If I want, I can order the copy of the book I have to pay the pretty penny...

So, of course I want the book, but is this a real thing or will I send the money for the book and never hear back from them again?

Have you ever heard of that website?

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It's a scam.

Try this site to find legit poetry contests: http://www.pw.org/
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I had a feeling it was.. Thanks!
The website is full of ads, and they reviewed my one out of thousands poems within a week of time

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I'd say scam. I did it when I was a kid and bought a tape with my poem read on it for like $10. I still have it. It's neat to have, but not a "real" publication.

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I wrote about it here...

http://tinyurl.com/68wdtl

but you have to admit, it's a really nicely done scammish thing
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It's a scam. When I was in late middle school/early HS, I submitted a poem, and got the same mailing you did; my poem was selected from many to be published in a book. I didn't have the money, so I didn't get it. A few years later, when I was a senior, I inadvertantly submitted the same poem (I found out when I was cleaning up some stuff from my guardians house and found the acceptance papers. ) and they sent me stuff saying the exact same thing, nothing about how I had already sent it in or anything.

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