Report: #1011178

Complaint Review: Famous Poets Press

  • Submitted: Fri, February 08, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 08, 2013
  • Reported By: Riana — San Leandro California United States of America
  • Famous Poets Press
    PO Box 3561 Ashland, Oregon 97520
    Oakland, California
    United States of America

Famous Poets Press Poertyfest Possible scams in believing you are published Oakland, California

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I believed I had some of my poems "published" by such small publishing companies, and while it is true, I have yet to be able to find out that if I do not buy the book that is intended to have my poem in, if it will still be published. I've looked recently to see if I could find the few books that I did buy that had my work in, but I was unable to come across them.
Within the past few months and over the year, I have received a few "awards" or "honorable mentions" which still lead me to believe that I was getting noticed in the poetry world. But with the somewhat constant postcards being sent, saying that they've reviewed my work and would love to publish me and all I have to do is send in my work, less than 21 lines, typed, and all I have to do is send it in to said address. Of course I have to pay for the book as well, which is only a mere 15-20 dollars, unless you wish to add a biography, photos, dedications, or extra poems, then you must pay more.
I've come to the point that I no longer submit to said address and buy the book. I don't think I'm really getting noticed in the world through such a small publishing company as it is, and with the constant "awards" and "mentions" I would expect by now a bigger company would come across my work. 
They make you believe you are getting your name out in the world, but really, they're just money hungry scheming people.
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