Below is the email I received explaining why I was ripped off of nearly $100.00. Anyone else that has sent anything to this company: Poetry.com or any company they list below: you have been scammed also.
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Dear Poetry.com Customer,
Thank you for your inquiry. Lulu.com and Lulu-Poetry are not affiliated in any way with the former owners of www.poetry.com, Watermark Media, who have gone out of business. The former business also operated as Publish Today, Noble House Books and International Society of Poets.
Lulu simply purchased the domain for poetry.com, not the business.
If you are contacting us regarding either of the two issues below we are not able to assist, as we are not affiliated with the previous owner. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Orders placed with Publish Today, Noble House, International Society of Poets, Watermark Media
Payment for contest prizes awarded by www.poetry.com before April 14, 2009
If you are contacting us regarding the removal of your poem(s) or copyright infringement please send us the name of your poem(s) and your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will remove the content from Lulu Poetry within 5-10 business days. In the case of copyright infringement we will also contact the publisher.
Lulu Poetry launched a new free poetry contest in April 2009 and we encourage you to enter. To learn more, please visit our Official Poetry Contest Rules Page. *All entries must be 20 lines or fewer. We do not accept any poems for the contest that do not meet our contest specifications.
We do hope that you will consider Lulu for your poem publishing needs. Lulu offers a fast, easy and inexpensive way for you to self-publish your poetry books. Simply upload your files for free, and you can order copies directly. To learn more, please visit our Poetry Section on Lulu.com.
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