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Don’t Get Scammed When Publishing Poetry

No poetry publisher should charge you a reading fee, force you to buy a book to be published or collect an exorbitant contest entrance fee. No matter how legitimate their name, web address or letter sounds, these are poetry scams.

Why would someone try to scam a poet?
The answer is simple: these people know how much poets and other writers want to be published. They take advantage of the natural desire of poets to share their work and their desire to gain the recognition that they deserve for their art.

”Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to pay us $60!”
Noted poetry publishing scams include:

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