Foetry: American Poetry Watchdog

Exposing the fraudulent “contests.”
Tracking the sycophants.
Naming names.
One of the most common ways American poets publish a book is through open competition at some of the best-known presses. Many publishers require an entry fee, usually $20 to $25 per manuscript. With hundreds or even thousands of entries, a lot of money is involved.
And then it’s a fair competition, right? Wrong.
Over and over again, judges often select their students, friends, and even their lovers. Help us to stop this criminal activity. Please use the boxes in the upper corners of each page to navigate the site.
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