Lulu.com Launches Lulu Poetry, Introduces Contest
By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 4/14/2009 1:29:00 PM
Self-publishing site Lulu has launched a Poetry site, http://www.poetry.com/, where users can connect with other poets and digitally publish their own verse at no cost. The site resembles Lulu.com in that it is targeted toward writers who want to connect with their peers and have access to resources to receive reviews and feedback on their work. Unlike Lulu.com, Poetry.com features a “reward and recognition component” through poetry contests with daily ($25), monthly ($250) and yearly ($5,000) prizes awarded. The Lulu poetry community will select the winners.
At Poetry.com (Lulu bought the domain from a previous owner and overhauled it), poets can create, meet other poets and share their work. Widgets and other resources offer glossaries and techniques, as well as a reference list of words that rhyme, and every day the Poetry.com staff selects a “Poem of the Day.” A spokesperson said Lulu will add new features over the next few months.
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