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#61242 - 05/19/06 09:21 AM stolen poetry
Rose Offline
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Registered: 09/05/05
Posts: 71
Loc: Georgia
Has anyone ever heard of The League of American Poets??? website www.poetryamerican.com?? Well, they advertise a poetry contest and promise you an email when you submit your poem...well, I never got my email confirmation and guess what??? There is no contact email or number to get in touch with these people...I believe they may very well be taking original works and making it theirs!! Does anybody out there know anything about these people?? Please let me know asap...And, oh yes, thanks for listenenig to my very fine whine!
Rose [Confused]

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#61243 - 05/19/06 05:50 PM Re: stolen poetry
DonnaJ Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 1076
Loc: Ohio, USA
Rose, that's a bummer. Here's a couple links about sites like that:

http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/consumer/scam_poetry.html

http://www.author-me.com/poetryscams.htm

You'll probably receive a letter saying your poem has been picked and will be published IF you agree to buy the book AND send them $50+ dollars - a lot of money for a book!

I know a woman who's in one of the books with several poems. She even paid to go to the ceremony to pick up the book. All she wanted to be was published. She's happy.

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#61244 - 05/20/06 07:47 AM Re: stolen poetry
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Rose,
You also might want to do a "google" on their name. I did and found numerous sites detailing them as scam artist. Here's another one:

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/avoid/av_avoid.php

JJ

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#61245 - 05/22/06 10:42 PM Re: stolen poetry
Rose Offline
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Registered: 09/05/05
Posts: 71
Loc: Georgia
Thanks for all the gooooood info!! But what do I do, if anything, about my poem? I understand that it's copyrighted in the USA as soon as pen hits paper but I will be using this poem in my book, so how do I prove it's mine???
Rose
Plus everybody!!! Please be ready for my new website www.counselingzone.org which is under construction and will be available within the week! I am sooo excited!!

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