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  • Jul 28
  • Other
  • 48
  • REVIEW RATING 3/5

This is my first time ever publishing a poem and I hear so many mixed review upon this company and as of today there are no recent articles actually explaining what has happened. I submitted a poem and I do not know if I've been ripped off as I've moved to the "elite round." There are people saying every poem that's submitted is a semi finalist and I hear that some people do not even receive... Read more

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To have my poetry published free and the chance to buy a book is not so bad. Try publishing your poetry in your own book and find out what the cost is. If you think this is a bad thing then don't submit anything. And YES I put my books on my coffee table for all to see what I do in my spare time, love to write poetry. If you are looking for monetary compensation than publish your own book... Read more

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So back in 2014, I submitted a poem to one of their contests. They sent me a letter saying that my poem had passed to the next round and would be published. I payed them the money and to this day I haven't received my book or another letter regarding the competition from them. They continue to email me about how great my poetry is/was and how I am "a premier member" but to be honest this is a... Read more

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  • Mar 25
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publishing
  • 305
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

I bet you that virtually every poem submitted to them get's accepted. They then send you a letter, saying they will publish your poem. All you have to do is send THEM $20 and then $49.95 for the book and $9 shipping.. So, instead of them paying YOU for your poem, you wind up paying THEM $78.95! Really? Of course you will want to buy extra copies of this book to give to everyone you know..... Read more

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I entered this contest one time never sent in my submission because lack of funds then they emailed me stating the love my writing and is very interested in publishing it in one of there books. The letters kept coming and i said what the heck i did this about 2 more times by the third time i submitted without any purchase. Everyone is talking about losing money! It is a free contest there is no... Read more

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I am not pissed. I present a rebuttal to the complaint. The letter states that, "As a semi-finalist you've earned the opportunity to be published, and therefore we'd like to feature your poem in our upcoming multi-volume series Beyond the Sea." When I entered the contest, there was no mention of being entered into a multi-volume series, so this is aside from the contest. I don't see how this... Read more

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  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Poem Competition
  • 692
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

I sent in one of my poems that I wrote years ago to a poetry contest in Parade magazine, claiming $25,000 in prizes. I got a letter stating that I made it to the semi-final round. They want me to send $ for my own book with my poem. I'm glad I googled Eber & Wein Publishing Company. What a scam! I will not send my official contest form in. This makes me sad... My poetry has always been... Read more

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My poem advanced wow ,I see it's not hard ,if you had a few minutes to spare. To be called a poet and still, this is rare , for a few dollars more my photo they'll share, all this for a few minutes a rip off its clear Read more

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I really don't see why everyone is so pissed. I received my book and everything else I paid for when it was published. This simply takes time, and I'd bet if you check with the complaints listed, they got their books after awhile. This is no scam, simply a lengthy process, as it would be anywhere. For them to offer a free poetry contest is simply unheard of. People should stop complaining and... Read more

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I was written by Eber & Wein and told I too had advanced to the semifinals. No, I did not submit money to them for a profile at the time because I was unemployed at the time and had no funds to do so. Fortunately I didn't have money to do this, because I would also be among those who lost money. In essence the pain I'm feeling is that I thought I had an opportunity to share my passion... Read more

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