I must admit that I actually entered a poem to poetry.com, not because I though that it would be selected, but because I hoped that it would. Imagine my surprise when I got an email saying how great a poem it was and that it would be entered in the next volume. Yeah sure I had to pay to have it on its very own page, and who wouldn’t just so they could see their name in print?
Luckily I am not that bloody vain. Hell, if they loved it so much I reckon that they would be paying me just so that they could include it into whatever volume they had planned at the time. I usually get emails from them every now and again trying to score one thing or another but so far they haven’t got anything out of me.
As far as scams go, I think poetry.com is more of an annoyance than anything else. I would really like hear of anyone’s experience with poetry.com, especially if they had bought a volume that included on of their poems.
As far as I am concerned…..