Author Topic: My poem got published.  (Read 13557 times)

Jenne

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 79228
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2006, 03:24:58 am »
Share, share!

SuuCal

  • The Goddamn Industry Professional Who
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 177135
  • Heartless and regal murderess of the intertubes.
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2006, 04:21:40 am »
Publishing is only second to the mob in crime.

Just saying.

That said, I still find it a feat to get published ONLINE even.  *shrug*

Looking into options, it costs money to publish an Ebook...

Yes, an Ebook, a fucking PDF file will soak you like $300 from a "self-publishing" company. ;_;

I was reading a site today where they were like, "Watch out for those so-called self-publishing companies that will charge you outrageous fees for your book to barely get noticed. If you pay our DEPOSIT of $899, we will help you attain your goal of becoming a published author!"

I smacked my head into the desk, and went back to Google.
Sovereign Episkopos-Princess Kaousuu; Esq., Battle Nun, Bene Gesserit.
Our Lady of Perpetual Confusion; 1st Church of Discordia

"Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it."

SuuCal

  • The Goddamn Industry Professional Who
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 177135
  • Heartless and regal murderess of the intertubes.
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2006, 04:23:03 am »
it should also be mentioned that it IS possible to write a poem that's shitty enough to not get published by poetry.com.

it's also kind of fun.

Is it Vogon poetry? o.o That would make it the worst in the universe.
Sovereign Episkopos-Princess Kaousuu; Esq., Battle Nun, Bene Gesserit.
Our Lady of Perpetual Confusion; 1st Church of Discordia

"Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it."

AFK

  • We all
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 73111
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2006, 04:49:07 pm »
you do know poetry.com is a joke right? 

They wanted to give me the "unique privelege" of publishing one of my poems too.  They pump up your ego in hopes you'll plunk down the $60 to see your poem in a shiny book.  They make it sound like you are one of a select few, which is total and utter BS. 

just sayin.

Yeah, I figured that out by now.  It's a ripoff, and I'm gonna return the book.  I haven't even paid them for it yet, but they sent me the book anyways with a letter saying they'll track me down and kill me if I don't pay the $50 for the little thing.  Well sorta.  It'd be a fair deal if it was 10 or 20 $.  I'm a schmuck.  Why did I ever agree to $50?  I'm embarassed.   :|

Don't be emberrassed.  I thought the same as you did until I got another letter, from another outfit, and that set my BS detector off.  Did you submit your poem directly to them or did they pick it up somewhere?  With mine I think they found it on a on-line poetry site where I have some poems up. 
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

Thurnez Isa

  • Director of the Church of Pornography and Jesus
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 32178
  • SCREAMING PRIMATE
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2006, 04:51:47 pm »
Be nice if we could find a way to get these fuckers really good

Through me the way to the city of woe, Through me the way to everlasting pain, Through me the way among the lost.
Justice moved my maker on high.
Divine power made me, Wisdom supreme, and Primal love.
Before me nothing was but things eternal, and eternal I endure.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here.

Dante

P3nT4gR4m

  • Official SSOOKN Pariah
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 72167
  • I'm an artist now - isn't that depressing?
    • View Profile
    • fuck you
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2006, 05:10:16 pm »
Be nice if we could find a way to get these fuckers really good



Pass off some obscure copyrighted shit as your own then report it when it gets published.
Not actually a meat product.
Ass-Kicking & Foot-Stomping Ancient Master of SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK
Awful and Bent Behemothic Results of Last Night's Painful Squat.
High Altitude Haggis-Filled Sex Bucket From Beyond Time and Space.
Internet Monkey Person of Filthy and Immoral Pygmy-Porn Wart Contagion
Octomom Auxillary Heat Exchanger Repairman
walking the fine line line between genius and batshit fucking crazy

"computation is a pattern in the spacetime arrangement of particles, and it’s not the particles but the pattern that really matters! Matter doesn’t matter." -- Max Tegmark

Benaclypse

  • Guest
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2006, 06:39:56 am »
you do know poetry.com is a joke right? 

They wanted to give me the "unique privelege" of publishing one of my poems too.  They pump up your ego in hopes you'll plunk down the $60 to see your poem in a shiny book.  They make it sound like you are one of a select few, which is total and utter BS. 

just sayin.

Yeah, I figured that out by now.  It's a ripoff, and I'm gonna return the book.  I haven't even paid them for it yet, but they sent me the book anyways with a letter saying they'll track me down and kill me if I don't pay the $50 for the little thing.  Well sorta.  It'd be a fair deal if it was 10 or 20 $.  I'm a schmuck.  Why did I ever agree to $50?  I'm embarassed.   :|

Don't be emberrassed.  I thought the same as you did until I got another letter, from another outfit, and that set my BS detector off.  Did you submit your poem directly to them or did they pick it up somewhere?  With mine I think they found it on a on-line poetry site where I have some poems up. 
It started off as an online advertisement to enter a poem for free and potentially win a prize.  They never gave me prize money, but said they wanted my permission to publish it in a book, which I gave them no problem, but also agreed to buy a book.  Shouldn't have done that.  My bad.  Their bad too.

My words are like Lightning~
My Poem is the bomb~
Priceless as Life itself~
Yet worth a Kajillion dollars~
To Poetry dot com.

LHX

  • Horse Wrestling
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 11421
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2006, 12:34:05 am »
Be nice if we could find a way to get these fuckers really good



co-sign


they embody a lot of the more aggrevating traits of this society

bait and capture tactics




im all for the bait, but i prefer the opposite of capture



Robin Hood ITT
neat hell

Shibboleet The Annihilator

  • The
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 48326
    • View Profile
    • .
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2006, 05:19:21 am »
you do know poetry.com is a joke right? 

They wanted to give me the "unique privelege" of publishing one of my poems too.  They pump up your ego in hopes you'll plunk down the $60 to see your poem in a shiny book.  They make it sound like you are one of a select few, which is total and utter BS. 

just sayin.

Yeah, I figured that out by now.  It's a ripoff, and I'm gonna return the book.  I haven't even paid them for it yet, but they sent me the book anyways with a letter saying they'll track me down and kill me if I don't pay the $50 for the little thing.  Well sorta.  It'd be a fair deal if it was 10 or 20 $.  I'm a schmuck.  Why did I ever agree to $50?  I'm embarassed.   :|

You should be, getting published isn't a big deal and you should be getting paid not paying for it. Just sayin.

MGD,
justly sayin.

Shibboleet The Annihilator

  • The
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 48326
    • View Profile
    • .
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2006, 05:25:50 am »
Publishing is only second to the mob in crime.

Just saying.

That said, I still find it a feat to get published ONLINE even.  *shrug*

Are you fucking serious?

:lol:
^ for reference, that's me laughing at you

I've been published in print for 5 magazines, 2 books, and too many newspapers to count and I'm still in college.

MGD,
Media Mafioso and Feat-Accomplisher extraordinarre, apparently.

:lol:
^me still laughing at you

AFK

  • We all
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 73111
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2006, 02:53:45 pm »
It really isn't all that hard to get published online either.  Especially if you are good at networking, schmoozing, etc.  I had a guy publish some of my stuff on his site just because he liked me and I helped him out with something.  Of course, to be completely arrogant, my stuff was pretty decent too. 

And also, it is really easy to get published in print when you are the Managing Editor of a magazine!   :-D
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

Jenne

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 79228
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2006, 06:41:29 pm »
Publishing is only second to the mob in crime.

Just saying.

That said, I still find it a feat to get published ONLINE even. *shrug*

Are you fucking serious?

:lol:
^ for reference, that's me laughing at you

I've been published in print for 5 magazines, 2 books, and too many newspapers to count and I'm still in college.

MGD,
Media Mafioso and Feat-Accomplisher extraordinarre, apparently.

:lol:
^me still laughing at you

It's truly not who you are, but who you know.

And yes, I'm serious.

Give us your "real name" in ink, buddyboi, and we'll decide what kind of publications you are in.  Because becoming a published auteur is no mean feat. 

Yes, deadly serious.  Srsly srs.

Laugh it up, fuzzball.

Jenne

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 79228
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2006, 06:43:39 pm »
It really isn't all that hard to get published online either. Especially if you are good at networking, schmoozing, etc. I had a guy publish some of my stuff on his site just because he liked me and I helped him out with something. Of course, to be completely arrogant, my stuff was pretty decent too.

And also, it is really easy to get published in print when you are the Managing Editor of a magazine! :-D

Oh, I've been published online dozens of times.  Again, the "not who you are but who you know" as you pointed out above.  Online publishing is not exactly hard, you're right.  Unless you're unconnected, which I was a while back...only recently found some people willing to help me out.

Getting a work of fiction published by a big publishing house, however, near to impossible, unless you're already "connected." 
« Last Edit: December 12, 2006, 06:47:31 pm by Jenne »

Jenne

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 79228
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2006, 06:46:41 pm »
Oh, and one more thing...I noticed being in an ivory tower situation makes publishing that much easier.  You have the name and rep of the institution you are attending behind you.  Whereas, on your own, it's a little more difficult.  No name = no clout.

AFK

  • We all
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 73111
    • View Profile
Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2006, 07:26:19 pm »
yup

true
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.