Dio, you and my son now have something in common

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  1. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    Got a letter from the American Library of Poetry and they are putting a poem he did in a new book coming out in the Fall. He's officially a published author. :yes:
     
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    Your son writes poetry? How old is this fruit?
     
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    :jj:

    he did it in school. we had no idea
     
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    Did he write "there once was a brush from nantucket"
     
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    Dio when u made up the name Amanda was it code for A MAN DER?
     
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    :jj:
     
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    Shiv...do you have your own office and pretend your working on your computer all day? You manage phone jockeys? Occasionally go out and check on them..that accurate?
     
  8. Shivvy

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    thats part of what i do :smile:
     
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    i actually look very busy with all the typing i do :jj:
     
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    What else?
     
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    I

    I bet
     
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    none of your business :fil:
     
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    That's cool!
     
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    :eek:
     
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    make sure they aren't charging him to buy a book



    and congratulations !
     
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    does that happen?
     
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    the scammers will say you are published so that they can charge you to buy their book.

    traditionally, poetry and religious books are the two lowest selling books....

    I do't want to put a damper on it, but that's what happens.
     
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    from: http://winningwriters.com/the-best-free-literary-contests/contests-to-avoid

    Contests and Services to Avoid

    Warning signs of a bad literary contest
    Sites that warn against scams

    We suggest you avoid the following contests and organizations. Many appear to be disguised vanity publishers, whose goal is to sell you expensive personalized products and attract you to conferences. Others may charge you membership or service fees for which the benefits are questionable, or which can be obtained elsewhere for free. Winning prizes from these organizations will add little to your resume, and may even make you look amateurish to publishers and other poets.

    America Library of Poetry
    The Amherst Society
    The Brightest Arena (Words Aglow)
    Cader Publishing
    Circle of Poets
    Eber & Wein
    Famous Poets Society (aka Christian Poets Guild)
    Forward Poetry
    Greenspring Publishing
    Iliad Press (an imprint of Cader Publishing)
    Iliad Literary Awards Program
    International Library of Photography (aka Picture.com, read public comments)
    International Library of Poetry
    International Poetry Hall of Fame
    International Society of Poets
    JMW Publishing Company
    League of American Poets (poetryamerica.com)
    The National Amateur Poetry Competition (Eber & Wein)
    The National Archives
    The Nashville International Song and Lyric Competition (aka Paramount Group)
    National Library of Poetry
    Noble House (an affiliate of Watermark Press)
    Paramount Group
    Picture.com (aka International Library of Photography, read public comments)
    Poetry Institute of Africa
    Poetry Institute of Canada
    Poetry Laureates
    Poetry Press
    Poetry Press Publishing (songwritingopportunities.com)
    Poetry Revival Contest
    Poetry Unlimited
    The Poets' Guild
    PoetsOnly.com (see spoof contest entry and response; appears to be defunct)
    The Poets' Workshop (www.poets.com and World Poetry Movement)
    PublishMyPoetry.net
    Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum
    Stamford Research
    TA.TI. Edizioni
    United Press
    Watermark Press
    White Oak Press (aka Poetry America)
    World Poetry Movement

    The most common pitch is to make poets buy their anthologies as a condition of publication. Publishers in this category include: Famous Poets Society, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, The Amherst Society, The Poets' Guild, Poetry Press, Poetry Unlimited, The National Archives, and JMW Publishing. Others try to sell you services, such as manuscript editing or agency representation.
     
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    I feel bad now, your son must be so excited.
     
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    :jj: Dio just schooled the Shiv.
     
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