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MICHAEL ESTABROOK
Emily Dickinson
Her face so open, pure, receptive yet sure and strong she knew exactly what she was all about who she was in her quiet little world and in the next. She knew too what she was doing with her poetry so different for her time, for any time, so different and new and "unpublishable." Yet in spite of, or maybe because of, the advice from the experts she continued to make her poems her own way. Imagine if she had listened to the critics and changed them so they were more acceptable, popular, and publishable. What a disaster for world literature for humankind that would have been.
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STEVE NICKSON
Poetry Scam - How To Avoid Becoming A Victim

Has this ever happened to you? You dream of being a published writer and can't wait to get your work in print, or you receive an offer that will make your publishing dreams come true.

Then it is important that you are aware of the poetry scam.

This scam preys on the hopes and aspirations of unassuming authors. It starts out by you contacting several companies and then one of them sends you an email to say you have been selected for publication. You are over the moon. However, before you break out the champagne, you should do some research!

This could be a poetry scam. You are advised that to make it to print you usually have to pay the publication costs yourself. You may be so desperate to get published that you choose to run with it. What you could end up with however is a garage full of books that you have trouble selling. An alternative scenario is that you end up with only a few copies that cost you thousands of dollars each, or in some cases, you end up with no books at all!

Scammers are very good at deceiving you into believing that they run reputable publishing houses, and will charge you much more money than it would cost if you self-publish on your own.

Publishers or agents who charge reading fees for submissions should also be avoided. It often indicates they are making money from your fees rather than book sales!

For beginner writers looking for success, the most popular method is to get an agent who will submit your work to publishers. If you bypass the agent and deal with publishers who charge for the publication of the books, they are not traditional publishing houses. These sort of companies are known as vanity publishers or print on demand publishers and are usually not regarded highly in the publishing industry.

They tend to charge very high prices, carry out little or no editing, and provide little or no marketing or promotion of the books. The book quality is generally not high. This is not the recommended route for beginner writers.

A recent variation is for self publishing scammers to try to appear as reputable publishers claiming to charge no publisher's fee to accept your book. Instead what they do is require the author to pay an editor from a list the publisher provides, to get the manuscript into shape. In fact the 'editor' is one of the publisher's employees, and the author's money ends up back in the publisher's pocket.

Avoiding the poetry scam starts when you first begin submitting your work to prospective publishers. Start by checking to see if the publishers are legitimate by looking them up in the Preditors and Editors website. You can also look for publishers in the Writer's Market book.

You should also verify the address of the publisher [scammers tend to use a post office box or drop-off address], and ring the phone number [scammers often don't provide these]. If the contact details such as address, phone, fax and email are not prominently displayed on their web address, look somewhere else to be published. in a writer's group such as the Romance Writers of America as it provides the opportunity to ask about any agents or publishers you are considering.

When you finally have a contract, take your time and seek expert advice. No reputable publisher or agent would object to this.

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MICHAEL REHLING
I Don't Want Your Beauty
i don't want your beauty your heart too is yours to keep a soul cannot be stolen by a lover warm presence simple and       temporary shared experiential truths like facts of physics endlessly explored constantly expanded generations will know and discover elements of your loveliness i live for shared knowledge of this instant flashes of whirring passion not meant for any museum never to be published in a book of science sequestered in this present moments mutual sighs
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You Take Advantage of My Good MoodTOP Emily Dickinson  MICHAEL ESTABROOK . A poet writing about a poet tells us something about both poets.
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