Im a semi finalist in contest

United States
November 13, 2007 8:31pm CST
I never blieved my poetry was that good. But i guess the people at poetry.com thought different. I entered a poem I wrote into a contest at poetry.com and I am a semifinalist for the $10,000 grand prize! Please hope I win. I need the money to help my family.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I hope ou will.I am sorry to write this, but I hear poetry.com is scam and never hear anybody win it. But hope you can win and show everybidy it really works.
• United States
14 Nov 07
I know this site is not a scam. I have found people who have won and gotten the money. But thank you for warning me.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I would be only happy for you. Let us know, please
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Well I hope its not a scam. And I hope you win Starry. The cynic in me says to watch out though. And another thing. DO NOT hand over any money (that's a tell-tale sign of scams, if it is one).
• United States
14 Nov 07
they did not ask for any money to enter. it was completely free and i have copyright to my poem.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
that is soooo cool! congratulations starry wonder! oh i do hope you win the prize. too bad poetry.com is not open to the rest of the world. as for myself, i have yet to win a writing contest, though i have been joining some. need some money too. God bless you and do pursue your poetry. :-)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Just try your best and hope you win. Every time I think about the contest I tell myslef I am going to win instead of putting negatuve thoughts into my head.
@humbleme (1004)
• India
14 Nov 07
Hello starrywonder,Thanks for your posts and I wish you all the best dear,give your best and leave the rest on God.
• United States
14 Nov 07
Thank you for your comment. I really hope i win. I need the money to help out my family. We are suffeering financially.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Forget it. poetry.com is a scam. Sorry.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
All I can say is be careful about this site. Don't shell out any money on it. There are other writing sites that you can join. I'd love to share with you a great site where you can be critiqued for your work, join forums and contests. You can also possibly earn through referrals. Let me PM you the site, just let me know.
• United States
16 Nov 07
The people who warned you about poetry.com are right. This is a well-known scam site. Its only purpose is to make money from the "winners."
@TravisE (445)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Congratulations on making it to the semi-finals. That's terribly exciting!
@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Hello Starrywonder, I aslo had deal with poetry.com before, and I had many notices saying that I am a semi-finalist. I had to agree with the last commentor, everyone who entered received the notice. I had read and heard on the new about their scam. The next step they will have you do is booking airline ticket and hotel for the convention. I don't want to burst your bubbles, but be very careful about doing it. You already don't have money, and you don't want to chase after that with a debt. Take care!