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:bulletred: Poetry only.
:bulletblack: One deviation per folder per week.
:bulletred: With the exception of To-be-Critiqued which is just one per month.

:bulletblack: Please, oh please, put your things in the right place. The folders have a description if you are unsure.
:bulletred: Be civil. This is a rule, not a guideline. If it is brought to my attention that someone is being mean or inappropriate, I will not hesitate to remove you from this group.

It is simply as simple as that.

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All the rest
Children
Comedy
Horror
Lyrics and Spoken Word
Prompts
Romance or Love
To-be-Critiqued
Tragedy and Misery
Has-been-Critiqued
Rhymes
Spiritual and Religious
Sci-Fi
Nature
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Group Info

Our goal here at We, Poets is to try and get poets excited and involved with our group - your group. We are a young group and would love to hear your ideas for any and every aspect. We have prompts and writing ideas, contests and critiques.
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Founded 1 Year ago
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This small but very cool group reached out to us with a really friendly message the other day, asking if we could mention their existence to you all, so I wanted to do that for them.  Check them out! :D knownames.deviantart.com

TWO: Housekeeping for our group

a) DON'T SUBMIT TO FEATURED.  Featured is a folder for poems we choose to feature.  We get SO MANY requests for the featured folder that it's just easier for us to dismiss them without even taking the extra time to reply and explain.  THANK YOU for understanding!  Nothing personal!!! :D

b) I've MOSTLY been keeping up with the to-be-critiqued folder, so for the ones waiting my attention at the moment, please remain patient, and I promise to reply ASAP.

c) Have ideas to grow this group or in some way make it more fun?  Reply to this journal and let us know!

d) Got a fun prompt idea?  Let us know by replying.  No guarantees we'll pick yours, but we'd definitely love to hear some good suggestions!

e) Message me (Sean/angelenroute) anytime for poetry- or prose-writing help of any kind.  I'm a professional proofreader, copy-editor, and writer, and I'm always happy to assist my fellow writers!

THREE: A self-promotion from one of the mods

Shameless self-promotion from me (Sean).  My second book is out now, and available on Amazon.  Check it out! :) www.amazon.com/Papal-Visitor-S…

Thanks all!  And thank you for sharing your poetry with the group!

-Sean
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:iconmisa-anne:
Misa-Anne 8 hours ago  Student Writer
Why did you deny my poem? Just wondering. :)
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:iconangelenroute:
angelenroute 6 hours ago  Professional Writer
Hi, the only time we deny something without giving a reason through a personal response is if it was submitted to our featured folder, which we specifically request people not submit to.  It's been mentioned in journals in the past, and one I just shared with everyone this week.  I'm guessing that's all it was, especially if you got no response from one of us.  Please re-submit, and change the folder you want to submit it to from Featured (if it defaults there) to one of the others.  Sorry for any confusion on our part! -Sean
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest 2 days ago  Professional Writer
Accidentally submitted photomanip here. Please ignore.
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:iconangelenroute:
angelenroute 2 days ago  Professional Writer
ok :)
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:iconriannoodlton:
RianNoodlton 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
I'd like anyone to answer, but why are so many poems sad and depressing?? Where are the happy poems?!
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:iconangelenroute:
angelenroute 2 days ago  Professional Writer
Good question!  I definitely write my best poetry when I'm emotional, and that can very often result in darker pieces, although I tend to be more optimistic and hopeful than a lot of people.  I bet if others weigh in (I hope they will!), you'll get a thousand different responses.
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:iconriannoodlton:
RianNoodlton 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
*talking
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RianNoodlton 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Probably, but I was even taking to my friend and she was at a poetry contest and everyone CHOSE to read poems like that. She read my poem  and thought it was very happy and that no one else has poems like that
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:iconbooksmart16:
Small question! Why was my work declined? Was it not put in the right folder or it simply didn't catch your interest? Simply curious so I may take a future not in it that's all!
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:iconangelenroute:
angelenroute Apr 4, 2014  Professional Writer
99% of all rejected poems were submitted to our featured folder, which we've told group members multiple times is not the correct folder.  Not saying you intended to submit incorrectly or did anything wrong. :)  It's just gotten to the point where we decided to just reject all poems submitted that way rather than write people every day explaining why.  If you think there was another reason, let me know.  Either way, I'll be happy to help you out! -Sean
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