I was wandering the net 1 day and came across this web site that had a daily weekly monthly annually (u get the pic) poetry comps some where fun where they gave words to rearrange into your own poem others were just about writing off the top of your head. It sounded fun at the time so I SIGNED up and off I went writing.
A few months later I recieved a letter in the mail asking me to proof read and sign the copyright for my poem as they had chosen it to be published and that if I would like a copy I had to pay close to $200 for the special book and at this point I was taken back and seriously started to consider it. I showed the letter to any1 that would read it (most of all the people who often joke that I'm not as smart as them) I was so proud!
My dad though was skeptical and so then was I my hubby keep saying do it but as I was unsure I left it. I then recieved an email telling me I had been invited to attend a annual confrence in las vegas as this was so far away from me and although again pretty exciteing I continued to ignore them they then wanted me to pay for the award I missed out on receiveing which was a beutiful crystal pyramid. Again I told myself to ignore it but with the question in my mind what if this is for real? Then today I received annother email but from noble house this time saying that they had read a poem of mine that was published in the usa and that they were so moved by it they want to present me with a gold lapel pin and that I shouldnt take this so lightly as it had only been bestowed on a few people. Very curiously now I decided to no longer ignore these as it seemed so genuine.
I did a quick web search and ended up right here! Thank god I trusted my instincts but these people are nothing but an embarrasment to society and the publishing world!
Australia Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on Poetry Scams-Various Website & Organizations