Famous Poets Society & Publishing:
Honest Poetry Contests
If your poetry is above average, enter it in one of our Utmost Christian Poetry Contests and you could win up to $1,000 or other prizes totalling more than $5,000 this year. Our contests are straight-forward and honest. You can see our current contest here.
Our Novice Christian Poetry Contest accepts entries from March 1 – August 31, and offers prizes totalling at least $2000 in cash.
Our Utmost Christian Poetry Contest accepts entries from September 1 – February 28, and offers prizes totalling at least $3,000 in cash.
Hollywood's Famous Poets Society
Although we've received numerous complaints about Noble House and Poetry.com (now a failed enterprise) over the years, we've heard little about the "Famous Poets Society."
In May 2009 we submitted a public domain poem to Famous Poets to see what the process might be. After clicking the "submit" button, we were offered this:
Thank you Utmost, for your poem submission.
It will be professionally acknowledged within a couple of weeks. If you would like to preserve your poem on a walnut-finished plaque, this is the time to take advantage of our Special Offer. Click the "Yes" button below and we'll send you a proof sheet. You can make sure your poem is correct, before we make your plaque. Retail $38, plus $7 shipping and handling. Yours now for $29 total. We pay shipping and handling. Full money-back guarantee if you don't absolutely love it!
We have not heard from them since receiving that email.
Famous Poets "noms de plum"
If you've read our information about Noble House, you'll know that Poetry.com did business under a myriad of various names.
The Famous Poet Society is no different.
Famous Poets Publishing
In looking over various activities of Famous Poets, we also examined their "self publishing" offers. We have not seen what sort of books Famous Poets produces, but there are so many specifications missing from their order form that it would be almost impossible for a poet to guess what might be received.
For example, nowhere does it indicate whether your finished book will have a color cover.
If you have personal experience with Famous Poets, we invite you to contact us.
Other information about Famous Poets is available here.