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Complaint Review: International Who's Who in Poetry

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  • Submitted: Fri, September 21, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, January 08, 2013

  • Reported By: Amanda — Neenah Wisconsin United States of America
International Who's Who in Poetry
4470 W. Sunset Blvd. Suite 451 Los Angeles, California United States of America

International Who's Who in Poetry Judy Lynn Tried to get money out of me by saying I was selected for Poetry award. Los Angeles, California

*Consumer Comment: International Who's Who in Poetry is not a scam!

*Consumer Comment: who's who in poetry is not a scam

*General Comment: Internation Who's Who of Poetry is not a scam

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I got an e-mail saying I was one of a few people selected over the last 12 months that the "Internation Who's Who of Poetry" wished to recongized for my poetry. If I sent in another poem that was 26 lines or less, I could possibly win a share of a $10,000 cash and prize package. I would also get my poem published in their up-coming book.

If I wanted an introduction to who I was, I would have to send in some money (of course, as they said, since it would add pages and work to the book). Also, if I wanted a momento such as a pin or a copy of the book, I would have to pay. However, I would get a "special discount price".

This is a copy of the e-mail, minus my name and pictures:

*******, Your Who's Who in Poetry Award!?    9/21/12

Reply

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 World Poetry Movement To **********
From: World Poetry Movement (info@worldpoetrymovement.com)
Sent: Fri 9/21/12 11:32 PM  To: ***************************

Our special notices inform you of important poetry awards and events available to you.

 4470 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 451
Los Angeles,
CA 90027
info@importantpoets.com

Your Who's Who in Poetry 2012 Nomination is Official!

You'll Share $10,000 in Cash and Prizes!
You also Get Two FREE Poet Award Pins!

Dear ********,


Congratulations! Over the past 12 months we have been reviewing the poetic accomplishments of people whose poetry has recently been discovered in major poetry archives, poetry websites and in print editions released by various publishers in America and around the world.

It's my pleasure to inform you that you and your poetry have been selected to be published in the historic edition...

International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

Congratulations on your selection, *******!

The new poem you submit to us will be showcased on an entire page devoted exclusively to you and your poetic artistry. You and your poetry will be featured along with a distinguished group of other contemporary poets that were nominated to participate in this highly sought after annual edition.

Click here to submit your poem now!

And that's not all...

You will Share $10,000 in Cash and Prizes!

To honor you and the rest of this elite group of talented individuals, we have established a contest with over $10,000.00 in cash and prizes that will be awarded to you and the other poets featured in this Historic Edition!

You're automatically eligible for these prizes, but you must submit your poem right now. Prizes will be announced November 30, 2012, with an anticipated publication date of late December, 2012.

Click here to submit your poem now!

International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 will be among the finest quality poetry books ever produced. Every aspect of design will convey the finest quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. It will make a handsome addition to any library, a treasured family keepsake or a highly valued personal gift.

And best of all... International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 will feature an entire page devoted to your poetry!

Before going any further *******, let me make one thing clear. You are under no obligation whatsoever to submit any entry fee or subsidy payment, or to make any purchase of any kind.

Click here to submit your poem now!

Of course, many people do wish to own a copy of the book in which their artistry appears. If you would like to order a copy, please see the attached order form for special discount information.

FREE! Get Your Two Beautiful Poet Award Pins!!

A $79.90 Value - Yours Free!

To commemorate your participation in this historic event, you'll also be awarded two beautiful lapel pins that have been custom designed in honor of you and your poetry. These impressive jewelry pieces feature elegant designs and meticulous craftsmanship, to formally recognize your
poetic contributions.

Click here to submit your poem now!

You may order these two beautiful pins for $39.95 each, or GET THEM FOR FREE when you place an order for the book that features your poetry. You get one pin for FREE ($39.95 value!) with any order, or get BOTH PINS FREE (a $79.90 value) with any order of $60.00!

So What Happens Now?

As soon as we receive your poem, it will be typeset for publication and become eligible for the $10,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded to you and the other poets chosen to participate in this historic project.

Click here to submit your poem now!

And let me assure you, your poem remains your property International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 is copyrighted as a compilation. This means that you retain all rights to your own work of art.

******, Please Enter Your Poem Right Away!

In order to make our scheduled publication date, you must submit your poem right now. Your poem must be original, it must be 26 lines or less, on any subject, and in any style, and it must be previously unpublished.

Click here to submit your poem now!

And, if you wish to order a copy of International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 at our special pre- publication price, please complete the attached order form (you are under no obligation to order anything).

********, you also have the opportunity to include some personal information about yourself and your poetry. In this way, the general public, your fellow poets, and members of the media can discover more about you, and the meaning poetry has in your life.

Although we must charge a nominal typesetting fee for this service, you're under no obligation to include this information. Your poem can be published without it if you wish. Please see the attached Artist's Biographical Information and Profile for further information.

Again, congratulations *******!

International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 promises to be a highly sought after resource of contemporary poets. We feel fortunate to have discovered your talent and believe you and your artistry will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. Your participation in this special annual edition is greatly appreciated.

Click here to submit your poem now!


Sincerely,

Judy Lynn
Chief Editor

P.S.
******, you should be genuinely proud of your poetry. It's our pleasure to publish talented poets like yourself. In order to meet our publication date, please submit your poem as soon as possible. If we do not receive your poem in the next 14 days, your nomination could be given away to another poet.

Click here to submit your poem now!


P.P.S. Oh, and one final note. Many poets have asked for a formal way to recognize their selection to this Special Edition. We're glad to be able to do this. You can receive a beautiful, archive quality, vellum International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 Award that's embossed in gold and features your name in fine calligraphy. Your Award will arrive in a free, custom made display case. Please see the attached order form for further details.

Congratulations on Your Nomination!

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#1 Consumer Comment

International Who's Who in Poetry is not a scam!

AUTHOR: pisarka - ()

I agree with others comments, this publisher is not a scam, no one ever force anyone to buy a book and it's wrote this black and white in a letter. If you did bought it, that was, only, because you want it, and you should have it anyhow. Therefore  this publisher proof to you that they exist and they're not a scam and book "International Who's Who in Poerty" exist too and you can find it them in a shelfs of Barnes and Nobles. I didn't have any problem with communication through email with a publisher, and you have to send anything to a contest if you don't want.

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#2 Consumer Comment

who's who in poetry is not a scam

AUTHOR: kp_sissy93 - ()

this is not at scam i am a poet featured in this book and 2 other books by the same company. they tell you in plain black and white you dont have buy or pay any money for it that option is up to you if you want to own the book. when you buy the book you get everything you pay for.

if this was a scam. for 1 you wouldnt get what you paid for. for 2 you wouldnt be able to find the book anywhere ever because it simply woundt exist. but you can find and buy this book along many others on many different web sites and stores. this is not a scam my poems are out there for the world to see and i'm sure of that because i've checked.

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#3 General Comment

Internation Who's Who of Poetry is not a scam

AUTHOR: nickthurmond1232 - (United States of America)

Internation Who's Who of Poetry is not a scam i sent in the stuff and i got everything i was surppose too
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