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 ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:14 pm
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:00 pm

Hi guys--Let me first say that you all have been doing a great job masterminding, organizing, and keeping up on the production of the book. I've been so impressed with your enthusiasm, professionalism and well, talent! You guys rock!So, I've been doing a little research and I have some bad news and some good news (I hope). O.K., bad news first: WRITE IT WRITES POETRY cannot be published on paper by Scholastic or any other publisher. Ouch. I know. The reason is this: there are strict privacy rules protecting the users of this site. They are rules that protect your identities from the general public and even from us. Because you and we are so isolated, we can't exchange personal information. And, unfortunately, some personal information is required when you publish a book. Formal permissions-- like contracts-- have to be signed when you do something as serious (and permanent) as getting published in print. Your parents would all have to sign-off because you are minors and there is no way to open that line of communication.But don't despair! All your hard work has not be for naught! I have two consolations to offer you:1. You can all be published on the Write It publishing site. All the users have to do is submit their poem with a message in the NOTE category that it comes from the book. Maybe you all can decide the exact working of the message together. 2. (This is the one that I'm hoping to work out because it would be sooooo cool, but will take some work on my end) What about a special link on the Critics Picks page that has a link to all the poems in "Write It Writes Poetry"? I'm hoping that we could arrange it in the order that you all would have chosen to lay it out, with the prologue as the first link. I'm so sorry to have to burst the happy publishing bubble, but I hope that you guys can keep working on the project with slightly altered goals. You really have put such great effort into it and it would be a shame to see it go to waste. Keep writing and thinking of great projects like this! Best, Write It Mod




 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:02 pm
OMGosh! That's horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:smileysad: :smileymad: :smileysad:
I'm so sorry, everybody, especially cavyheart...
 
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:06 pm
Oh gosh, I think I'm going to cry...
 
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 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:24 pm
We should try for what the Mod said, though! I have a poem published on that thing already (unrelated to book). It could totally work! I like the Critic's Pick idea too.
It stinks so bad we can't publish it. I've been working so hard on the formatting.
But we could do that!
 
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 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:25 pm
So anyway, what do you guys think? Should I keep formatting the book and stuff, so we can do that? It's on hold for me now, all the new poems aren't in the book yet...
 
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 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:15 am
Dang, I was worried about something like that happening! :(
 
But, I do like your suggestions for alternate ways of getting "published"! I especially like the 2nd one, involving the Critics Picks page... That would be really, really cool! All the people that have worked on the book will have to discuss it, but I definitely want to try and do that one! :smileyvery-happy:
 
Thanks for the heads-up and ideas!
 
 
_cavyheart_
 
"Because Everyone Deserves a Smile..."



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:18 pm
#2!!! #2!



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:39 pm
If publishing in print doesn't work maybe we can "self-publish" (sort of) on fictionpress. Write It Writes Poetry can have their own little account, and whoever submits their poem can have it posted there. Personal identity will still be kept, and everyone will also have a page to themselves. And maybe if the Moderator would make a link to that page of ours then everyone would be able to view it! :)
 
fictionpress.com
 
Good Luck &
Happy Writing
writtenwordsaremagic



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:52 pm
_writtenwordsaremagic_,
 
Thanks for your idea, but we can't like to any site outside of Scholastic. So... darn.
 
Best,
Write It Mod



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Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:56 pm
Awwww. I think number 2 would be really, really awesome, though.



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:12 pm


_DolphinWriter_ wrote:
So anyway, what do you guys think? Should I keep formatting the book and stuff, so we can do that? It's on hold for me now, all the new poems aren't in the book yet...
 
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I guess keep formatting for now, until we figure out what exactly is going on...
 
 
_cavyheart_
 
"Because Everyone Deserves a Smile..."



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team

Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:56 pm
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Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:11 pm
Heres a good poem i hope you edit it!
 
 
Are you my friend or are you not?
You told me once but I forgot.
Tell me now and tell me true so i can be much close to you.
 
i made it up myelf:robottongue:



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:33 pm
Darn....I was really getting excited too....Oh well. :smileyhappy:

I really like the second idea! It's great that we still have some options!

Thanks Mod for working on that!!!!!!

I'm really sorry to everyone who worked so hard!!!!

amanda

"Write with your heart, not your hands!"



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:15 pm


_loveydovey68_ wrote:
Heres a good poem i hope you edit it!
 
 
Are you my friend or are you not?
You told me once but I forgot.
Tell me now and tell me true so i can be much close to you.
 
i made it up myelf:robottongue:


That's good! Are you entering it into the book?
 
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Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:07 pm
Yeah, I was kinda wondering how all that would work out...

No bubble bursted -- there's still some more soapy water in the bottle. ;) :P :D



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Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:59 am
thank you for letting us know. im glad we have other opions , even if it does mean it wont be exactly what we wanted.thank you again .
 
 
marissaipod26   Days drag on but years fly bye



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Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:02 pm
MAY   I   BE   IN  THE  POETRY   TEAM   HERE  IS  AN   EXAMPLE     OF  MY  WORK;    SNOW   FALLS   IN  FRONT  OF  MY  EYES   LANDS  ON  MY  HANDS  IN  WHICH  I    DESPISE   THE  COLDNESS   IN  MY  FINGERS   THE   BLOOD  RUSH  IN  MY  BODY  ITS  COLD  OUTSIDE   ITS   WHITE  OUTSIDE   ITS  A   PRETTY    TIME    IN  WHICH  I   ENJOY   NOW THE   SPRING   IS   HERE   HAVE  NO  FEAR   WINTER  WILL   COME    BACK  NO  DOUBT  ABOUT  THAT.
 
 
 
                                                             BY;ELEPHANT   TIGER



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:32 pm
Of course, I'll add that poem in.

Kira



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team

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Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:34 pm
I'm not so much good in poetry, but here's one;
 
 
Snowflakes fall, snowflakes melt,
Even though they're all around!
If you blow it onto a boy you like,
Then he might like you back!
 
That was a dumb one, right? But never say that to one of u parents though! Been there, done that!
Now even though it's me that is dumb saying that now.



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team

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Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:37 pm
that's a nice one, elephanttiger!
 
 
 
Kyra



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Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:22 am
Hey guys I know you guys probably won't like this poem, but here it goes....... it's haiku I wrote in school...
 
Diamonds are shiny
Diamonds are like your best friends
They go to the end
 
:smileytongue:



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team
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Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:20 am
I'll post a poem soon.



 Re: ATTN: "Write It Writes Poetry" Team

Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:17 pm
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:13 am
Hi everyone. Here is one of my poems:
     Chompers is a great white, he loves to bite
      If he sees a human sight, he will never lose a  
      fight
            So if you go for a swim,just dn't get seen by him
                           Hope you liked it!! :smileytongue::smileywink:
 



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Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:55 pm
Thats interesting to know! Poetry seems hard though........................lol? Can you help me with some things? Im a little confused...........
 
 
 
 
 
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