How far can I go as a non-paying member?
__As a Free Trial Member you may submit 1 new original poem to our New Publications List, where it will be read by established members from all over the world. Your poem will be eligible to receive 6 narrative reviews, providing positive feedback for your artistic talent.
You may read as many poems of the New Publications list as you wish. You may communicate with other members through our private message system! You may review the published work of other members. and earn your first coin after you have submitted 8 reviews! The poetry submitted by Free Trial Members is not eligible for Website contests
How much does it cost to become a member?
We have 3 inexpensive membership options, $ 5.95 USD per Month (you will receive 2 Poets Tree Coins), $ 15.00 USD Quarterly Membership (you will receive a bonus of 8 free Poets Tree Coins), or the terrific value of $ 45.00 USD for the entire year (you will receive 40 free Poets Tree Coins!)
How can I pay for my membership?
You can use your major credit card on the site to pay for a Monthly or Quarterly membership. We accept credit cards, Money Orders, or Check payments for annual membership.
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7880 NW. 57th Street
Doral, Fl 33166
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Do you accept payments other than by credit cards?
Payments for Monthly or Quarterly membership must be paid by credit card. You may purchase a yearly membership by Check or Money Order.
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Odyssey Press Inc.
7880 NW.57th Street
Doral, Fl 33166
What if I forget my password?
Click on the I forgot my password link on the login screen. The Poets Tree will e-mail your password to you.
How can I cancel my membership?
You may cancel your membership at anytime. Your cancellation will be effective at the expiration of your membership. You need to contact Paypal to inform them of your desire to stop the debit from your credit card. If you need the transaction number, just contact admin and we will be happy to assist you. At the expiration of your membership, all of your poems will be deleted from the site, but reviews that you have made for other poets work will remain on the site. There are no refunds on subscription fees. Cancellations through PayPal before the end of a subscription term won\'t affect your Website privileges.
How can I add my biography and a photo to my profile?
Simply Log-in to the site and go to my Profile. There you can add or modify personal information about yourself, post a photo, change your Password, etc.
How do I find the poem that I just published?
You have two choices: On the Home Page, simply click my Portfolio. Your poem will appear in your list of published poems. You may also use the Search function on the Home Page. Just be careful to spell the name of your poem correctly!
How do I delete a poem from the site?
Simply go to my Portfolio and click the Delete button for the poem you wish to eliminate.
How can I deal with reviews that I think are unfair?
All members need honest feedback to improve their artistry. Sometimes though, feedback may be more harsh and hurtful than one might like. It is perhaps best to ignore such reviews and simply ask your reviewer to avoid your work in the future. You also have the ability to respond to the reviewer publicly if you desire. You may also message the reviewer privately. Or as a last resort, you can block a particular reviewer from reviewing your work, or from contacting you through your private message mailbox
How can I report abuse on the site?
We do not actively police the site for content or abuse. Any abuse, including unethical or unacceptable behavior, should be immediately reported to the administration for prompt action.
Odyssey Press Inc
7880 NW.57th Street
Doral, Fl 33166
How can I protect younger visitors to the site?
The Poets Tree is committed to protecting sensitive younger readers, but we need your help. When any new poem is published, we ask the author to rate his poem on a scale of 1-4 for content relating to sex, violence, and language. A rating of 4 means that the poem contains adult content that may not be suitable for some readers. You can easily adjust your Internet Explorer settings to prevent access to this content:
Go to "Tools" then click Internet Options. Here you can adjust your browser setting, so that you can decide what content is available to children who may visit the site
What are Diamonds, and how do I earn them?
When you publish a new poem on the site, you will receive 6 narrative reviews from other member poets who will read and evaluate your work. They will reward your work by awarding from 1-10 Diamonds depending on the quality of your work. Diamonds accumulate in your treasury to demonstrate how you have mastered your art
What are The Poets Tree Coins?
Gold is The Poets Tree Coin of the realm. The most important work we do at The Poets Tree, is to promote and encourage writers like yourself. The best way to do this is to provide you with an opportunity to publish your work so that readers from all over the world can discover your talent. Here you will receive important feedback and encouragement from other writers who will help you to improve the quality of your artistry. Publishing your work at The Poets Tree is easy and inexpensive. The cost to publish a single poem on the site is 1 Poets Tree Coin. The cost is 2 Coins to resubmit a previously published poem. Each submission, or resubmission, is guaranteed a minimum of 6 reviews-- with the potential of receiving up to 10 Diamond awards per review.
Poets Tree Coins are obtained by purchasing membership on the site. When you join the site as a monthly member you will receive 2 Coins immediately. You will also receive an additional 2 Coins every month.
Quarterly members receive 8 Coins immediately, and an additional 8 Coins every Quarter.
Yearly members receive 40 Coins immediately plus an additional 40 Coins to spend every year.
Reviews provide important feedback for all of the writer-contributors on the site. Regardless of the membership term you select, you will receive 1 additional Coin for every 8 new poem submissions that you review.
If you choose, you can also purchase additional Poets Tree Coins at any time.
Coins are used in the following manner: A single Coin will allow you to publish 1 new original poem at The Poets Tree, and obtain a minimum of 6 quality narrative reviews. Each reviewer will rate your poem with an award of 1-10 Diamonds.
2 Coins are necessary to resubmit a previously published poem in order to receive an additional 6 reviews and Diamond awards.
Do you think you have written a poem that should be read and enjoyed by a wide readership? You are free to resubmit your work as many times as you wish, and gather even more Diamond accolades of appreciation.
How do I receive Poets Tree Postmarks?
Each time you review a poem, the recipient of your comments will rate the quality of your review. The author of the poem you reviewed will award you 1-5 postmarks depending on how helpful your review was. The number of Postmarks you accumulate signifies your importance as a reviewer. Authors will seek you out for your valuable feedback on their work; and more often than not, they will return the favor by reviewing your work.
You will discover, that both reading and reviewing others work is an important learning aid that will help you improve your own skills.
In addition, you will be rewarded with 1 valuable Poets Tree Coin for every 8 reviews that you make. You may use this Coin to publish one of your own original poems.
How will I be evaluated as a poet?
Everytime you publish a new poem, you will receive a quantity of glittering Diamonds. Diamonds are the jewels in the crown of your accomplishment as a writer. Writers the world over, will recognize you for the luminary inspiration that you are. You will be recognized and sought out by others who admire your achievement.
Why should I review the poems of other members?
Reviewers perform a valuable function for the site. Authors are eager to have honest feedback for their work. Your distinctive and honest reviews provide the valuable critique that can help the author improve his craft. Think of your reviews as an important way to encourage your fellow writers. Your honesty is important, but remember to offer the kind of polite constructive criticism that you would like to have yourself. As a reviewer, others on the site will judge how helpful your reviews have been to them. You will become eligible to receive tangible awards of appreciation from the site.
As a valued reviewer, you will also receive 1 Poets Tree Coin for every 8 poems you review. Redeem the Coins you earn at any time you choose to publish more of your own work.
How many times can I resubmit one of my poems?
You can resubmit your poems for publication as many times as you wish. The cost for resubmission is 2 Poets Tree Coins. Your poem is guaranteed a minimum of 6 reviews each time it is submitted.
How can my poem reach Poem of the Week?
The candidates for Poem of the Week, are the (10) poems submitted to New Publications that have garnered the most diamond awards during the preceding week.
The weekly Contest ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on the 7th of the month, the 14th of the month, the 21st, the 28th of the month. Winners are announced the following day.
The winning poem entry will be displayed prominently for 7 days, until the next weekly winner takes its place. Remember, you may resubmit your poem as often as you wish.
Admin will carefully consider the poetic and artistic merit all entries, and select the winner of the Poem of the Week contest from amongst the 10 poem candidates that have accumulated the most diamond during the week.
How can my poem reach Poem of the Month?
The Poem of the Week contest winning entry may continue to accumulate Diamond awards and be considered a candidate for Poem of the Month.
The Poem of the Month** is selected by Admin as the most deserving of the 10 poems that have received the most Diamond awards in any given calendar month.
The winning poem will be prominently featured on the site until the next Poem of The Month winner is announced.
** The monthly contest ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on the 28th of each month.
How will I be acknowledged as a reviewer?
The author of each poem you review will award from 1-5 poets Postmarks depending on how helpful your review was. You accumulate Postmarks of approval for your reviews that promote your standing as a valuable reviewer on the site. In addition you will receive 1 Coin for every 8 reviews that can be used to submit more of your own original poems for publication.
How many people will read my poem?
Your work will be read and appreciated by members from all over the world. Each time you publish a new poem you will receive a minimum of 6 reviews from fellow members. Soon you will develop a loyal following of friends and readers who appreciate the quality of your work. When your name becomes associated with the glitter of many Diamond awards, no doubt you will be discovered by new readers who will want to explore your award winning talent. After your poem receives 6 reviews it is removed from the list of New Publications and it is placed in your Portfolio. You may invite others to read and review your work at any time. You can also promote your poem by resubmitting it on the New Publications page.
Can I submit a poem that has been published elsewhere?
Yes you may, as long as you are publishing your own original work.
Am I limited to how many poems I can publish on the site?
As long as you have Poets Tree Coins you may publish as many poems as you wish, but you are limited to the publication of no more than 3 poems per day.
Why isnt my poem on the New Publications list?
First, we are able to showcase only a limited number of poems on the New Publications list. Poems are removed and placed into the authors Portfolio as soon as they receive the 6 reviews we guarantee. All writers are anxious to have their new publications read, and are eager to receive reviews for their artistry. Your poem will be added to the New Publications list as quickly as others are cleared from the page. Why not take some time
to review the work of others and help to move the process along? You will receive 1 Coin allowing you to publish a new original poem for every 8 New Publications you review.
You might have already received reviews! Check your page now.
The content of some poems offends me; what should I do?
We do not actively police the site for content. Poetry is a subjective art form where the author expresses his own intensely personal views. We do however, reserve the right to immediately remove any content that we feel does not promote the image of the site as we define it. Members are advised to pass over any authors work that they feel is objectionable.
Does the Poets Tree have writing contests?
Yes, we have a contest for Poem of the Week, and Poem of the Month.
How can The Poets Tree guarantee reviews for my poem?
The Poets Tree has many dynamic reviewers. When you publish a new poem, it is immediately put in line to appear on the New Publications list. A variety of incentives on the site will encourage members to review your work promptly, giving you honest narrative feedback that will help you to improve your artistry.
Where does my poem go after it has been reviewed?
After your poem receives 6 reviews it is removed from the New Publications list. It is then permanently added to your personal Portfolio. Your poem can always be found by other members by using the search function on the Home Page. The search feature allows users to view a specific poem or your entire Portfolio.
Can I reply to a reviewer?
Of course. You are invited to write a public response to the reviewers comment about our poem. You are also asked to rate the quality of the reviewers comment about your work. Did the reviewer provide you with helpful feedback to help you improve your craft? You also have the opportunity to send a private message to any other member on the site.
I want to make a suggestion for the site; what do I do?
Your suggestions are important to us. Simply click Contact us on the Log-in page.
Why havent I received a reply to the e-mail I sent you
Make sure to correctly enter your User Name when you contact us. This will direct us to your account so that we can make a prompt reply.