Discuss this Poetry FAQ write up with the community:

  • cmgilbert
    If a poem is submitted, is that considered published online and therefore would not be a candidate for most poem entries and calls for submissions with other sites and journals?
    LikeReply15 days ago
  • TheLanes3202
    Hi! I submitted a poem and paid the entry fee for the October 2023 contest. When will my poem show up on the site? So far, I’m still the only one who can see it. It’s titled “Never, Not Yet”. Thank you! 
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • Soulwriter
      hey! it should show up as soon as the payment has been processed
      LikeReply12 days ago
  • JokerGem
    As of August 11th the poem totals for almost all members on the 'meet the members page' has been off - by a lot in some cases. There is obviously a glitch of some kind on that page...
    LikeReply3 months ago
    • JokerGem
      spoke too soon ..bravo, l now see that newly unveiling the 'votes' and 'comments' sections was in the works! Nice new feature.
      LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Soulwriter
      well spotted - a loyal member :)
      LikeReply 112 days ago
  • jackl.73005
    What happened to my poems
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • adamroycarrigan
    I'm trying to update info and it doesn't appear to be working. I used a random photo for my bio, now I want to use one that is more appropriate. However, no matter what I do, the original photo still remains. 
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • Jonassaga
    I wish I could submit a picture to every poem as they always come paired.
    LikeReply 17 months ago
  • adamroycarrigan
    I'm trying to reply to a comment on my profile page, but my comment says it's pending for review and then the entire comment disappears. I used one swear word, thought that was the issue and changed it in another reply and the same thing happened. Now it won't let me post anything. I would very much like to post comments. I'm keeping the language clean! 
    LikeReply 18 months ago
  • chriso.83531
    Does Poetry.com still hold the catalogues of 2001? If yes, how can I find the poem submitted in 2001.
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • JokerGem
    Real quick, something l've been wondering about that it seems may have been overlooked: once a poem has been submitted, if you edit the title or content in any way, it seems the site deletes the poem's genre selections and does not allow them to be restored or denoted again going forward—which is discouraging...
    Could there be a way to fix, or get around this circumstance? 
    LikeReply 110 months ago
  • matthewm.41686
    I don't see a "contact" button on for private messages, even when I'm on the homepage of the person who I'd like to contact.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • maxk.42145
    please help. i want to get my poem (on a different account) taken down. I deleted my account, but it's still up. Can i please get it taken down?
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Mz_Mocha
    Can you advise me on sharing work that has been published in other ways or on other sites. I know certain writings have the potential to be punished on multiple platforms. How does that work here with previously published work or work that may be used on a different platform. I'd I share anything submitted, I would use this profile but what is the process or expectations of using this profile on other sites? 
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • acronimous
      Poetry.com doesn't require exclusiveness, you may publish your work here even if it was already published on other platforms -- looking forward to reading your stuff :-)
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Vixility
      Does this include poetry submissions to the contests as well?
      LikeReply2 months ago
    • acronimous
      LikeReply2 months ago
    • JokerGem
      How about excluding or deleting poems illicitly posted on some of the classic’s pages that clearly do not belong there and are garbaging things up?? I would be delighted if the instances in which I am referring could be removed or redirected from where they have been placed as veritable pranks --and l can direct you to a few, that I am aware of, if there is any doubting or suspicion to the contrary... 
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • mikeybwood81
    michael woodyer poem is not showing up, can i search by my name? Jasonborne@mail.com it is a new email, youve been around for 23 years+.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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