I've come across Poetry.com through another website helping poets to make money from and publish their poetry. Poetry.com has you submit up to 4 poems per submission and they pay $150 per poem. So I was wondering if there was anybody out there who has used Poetry.com before or another website like it?
Well, I am wondering if they pay $150 per poem and they have 14,000,000 poems on there how are they making a profit?
About 10 years ago, Poetry.com took a few of my poems and published them in an anthology. I never received a dime but was asked to purchase the books. I contacted them, no answer. For me, It was a scam. The fact that they are still around, means maybe they aren't a scam; however, I do not trust them and would advise going the route of self publish.
They make or have in the past made a profit by selling the anthologies to the authors and their families. It's like vanity publishing, the author just want's to see his name in print. I think it may have worked 20 years ago but not as much today. Could be wrong. I know they've been around for some 20-30 yrs.
I have not seen anything that mentions payment for poetry. This seems to be a website community where writers can post. No payment is offered or given. The terms of Service include a waiver of lawsuit options. I would proceed with caution.
Thanks guys, your feedback is much appreciated. I think i'm going to go the route of creating an Ebook.
I had one poem published through there once, and you end up paying for the book of 50.00 at the time. They make money off you, and never was paid for the poem. Just a scam I think mostly!
Shouldn't say it's a scam, the book is nice, but think they are just after your work to make them money!
ok it will be fun if they can pay what they promise to pay and also make their own income.
Old poetry.com was a branch of Watermark and basically a scam. They closed a few years ago and the domain named was bought by the self-publishing company lulu.com. They are a display site and they do not pay--let alone 150 bucks!
I sent them an old limerick of mine I think around year 2007. After that for a year and a half they've been praising me, asking me to buy this and that, all kind of memorabilia and the anthology with my limerick included, but I did not have at that time any money to send them, so everything ended in nothing, for me at least. So I don't know if it is a scam or not.
In 2007 it was a scam. These days it is a just a vanity outfit (under different ownership).
Long-time scam. Publish them yourself. Remember that the money should always flow to the writer and not away from the writer. The only exception is when you self-publish, but please don't pay someone thousands of dollars to publish something for you. You can easily do it yourself for a fraction of that and maintain complete control.
Poetry Foundation is a reputable literary website and publishes the magazine Poetry.
You can submit poems there, but it's not easy to be published. Here is a link. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrym … ubmissions
It's also a good site to read decent poetry.
Poetry.com is a scam, money making site.
Reputable literary magazines don't pay that much for poetry because there's less of a market for it than there is for short stories or novels. If a publisher is offering that much for individual poems, you should be suspicious.
Many years ago, I sent them a piece of doggerel (perfectly rhymed and metrically consistent doggerel may I add!) about how they were a scam. They emailed to say how much they loved my poem and had decided to publish it
It would have been hilarious to buy the book and thus ensure my doggerel appeared in whatever number of copies are produced for each bunch of victims, but I resisted the temptation.
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