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What kinds of poems are allowed?
See our Submission Rules.
How do I contact the site administrators?
You can e-mail us via our contact form.
How do I submit poems?
What are the ratings used on the site?
We use a similar ratings system from bbfc.
What are the poem classifications?
Poems are classified by categories, genres, and warnings.
What is a series?
A series is a collection of poems. As an author you may find yourself creating a group of related poems. A series allows you to bring these groups together under a single header. The series can be rated and commented on just like a poem.
What is a ePub?
ePub (or EPUB, ePUB, EPub, epub) is an Electronic Publication format (or eBook) supported by most Hardware and Software eBook readers. The most notible exception being the Amazon Kindle. For more information on ePub and devices that support them visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPub.
How do I download an ePub of my favourite poems?
To download an ePUB eBook of your favourite poem, just click on the ePub eBook button on any poem.
Why is "blah" not available as an ePub?
It is possible that one or more of your favourite poems is not available as an ePub. This is controlled by the author. Many authors are offering poems for free online reading, but trying to sell PDF, ePub, or even Paperback/Hardcover version. To foster a sense of community, and encourage the authors to keep posting poems for free, we have allowed them the opportunity to turn off ePub creation for poems.
What is a beta reader?
Often times, people are confused about what, exactly a beta reader is, and how the depth of beta reading differs from proof-reading, which is basically just checking for spelling, grammar, etc.
If you are a beta reader and there is an issue with a poem, you are not doing the author any favours by ignoring it or limiting your feedback to cheerleading. Be positive and encouraging, but be honest!
As an author we're often so close to our own poems we don't see them the way other people do. If an editor/archive manager has “dinged” you for an issue your beta reader brought up, it's time to start listening to your beta; likewise, if they got you on several issues in one poem, or the same issue over and over again in multiple poems, and your beta never mentioned it, it's time to find a new beta. Sorry, not to be mean about it, but they're not helping you! When a beta, editor, or archive manager gives you good advice, try to learn from it and apply it to your future writing.
What is a round robin?
A round robin is a poem that anybody can add a chapter to. It's sharing your sandbox with other writers. Do NOT check the round robin box unless you want anybody to be able to add a chapter to that poem.
What are recommendations?
This lets your recommend off-site poems to other visitors. For example, you enter the URL of where the poem is located with a brief summary. When a visitor clicks on the generated link they are taken to that poem elsewhere on the web.
What are sponsor ads?
Sponsor Advertisements (Ads) keep this site free. They are web promotions. The space is sometimes filled with free banner exchange promotions. This is a reciprocal banner system where website owners promote each other's sites, for free, and gain more traffic in exchange.
How do I sponsor?
You can either make a donation or contact the website administrator should you wish to advertise.