TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:Hey Guys!
It's been a while since I started a thread on here. Too long.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a poetry website that stops people pinching your work. I have written dozens of poems and song lyrics, and I'm considering getting them published, but alas, that costs money, a commodity I am not flush in at this time.

I'd consider self publishing but tbh I'm not impressed with what the internet has to offer, especially with on demand printing - A certain company added pages from SOMEONE ELSE'S BOOK in the last thing I had published. (Me and Sunbird wrote a book - no you can't read it as it needs proofing again as I spotted more mistakes lol)

So, here are my options.
Publishing (needs money. Or a sponsorship lol)
Self publishing (need a reputable company with decent prices)
Self publish on website (need some decent coding and not your basic "no right click" javascript that can always be worked around)
True self publishing (as in print on A4, fold in half and staple together. Probably my best option so far)
Poetry website (with copyright protection)

Anyone? Cheers me dears! XD


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:a) start a thread here
b) start a FB group wink


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Seaspray
Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 924
Posted:only place I know of that ilk is Fictionpress, but I don't believe they have copyright protection

Just a dancer in the dark

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:Tom, Most my poems are on Fbook in my notes - go have a read if you want smile

Seaspray - I will check it out thank you smile


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Have you tried just sending samples to relevant publications who may be interested in publishing you? You may not get paid much (if at all) initially but getting your name published will speak a lot for future publications, plus someone who reads them may then sponsor you for more.

I'm sorry if you've already done this, but it's what I'm in the process of doing with my own writing.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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burningoftheclavey
burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder
Member Since: 22nd Jul 2005
Total posts: 926
Posted:one of the best ways to copyright your own work is send them to yourself in an envelope and dont open it. smile Cant help with poetry websites though.. :glomp:

on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:clavey: I do not think that that is permissable anymore. I remember reading something about it at least....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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=Flashpoint=
=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:Apparently works if it's registered post smile

Tink, i thought it cost nowt other than postage to get published? I thought you just have to send stuff off and if someone likes it, they'll print it?

[/naivety]


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