Poems and Stories Listed Before February 12, 2006... The respective page location of each poem and story listed before February 12, 2006 will not be impacted by the new listing process at Poetry Galore's Waking Dreams. And since these poems and stories were submitted with author's use permission and then listed by Poetry Galore . . . they cannot be removed. (Authors can only remove their poems and stories in Waking Dreams, as they list them directly.)
Once Registered at Waking Dreams…
Immediately, contact Denny Lancaster (D’Poet), Services Manager, Bernard Howe (Story Guy), or Admin Services through the respective member profile at Waking Dreams requesting to be added to the “Authors” usergroup.
No response after 24 hours… Contact another Site Admin through the Administrators and Moderators usergroup, requesting to be added to the Authors usergroup.
You will receive email notification that you have been added to “Authors”.
Now, read the General Rules / Requirements and then the Listing / Posting Guidelines as failure to comply with them will result in revocation of listing rights. (It is the author's responsibility to follow these very easy to follow requirements.)
General Rules / Requirements:
Please make sure your poem or story is ready for listing . . . meaning no grammatical errors of normal English wording and proper verse format . . . as Poetry Galore will remove any poems and stories that are found not to meet this rule. (Repeated listing of grammatically incorrect poems will result in an author's listing rights revoked.)
You must be the author and at least 13 years old to submit a poem or story for a listing at Poetry Galore's Waking Dreams.
The poem or story must be in English as the translation page on Poetry Galore and free services elsewhere will meet the needs of most non-English readers.
You must provide your first and last name along with copyright year for your creative work for it to be listed . . . and for copyright protection purposes. (Specific details in Listing Poem and Story Guidelines)
No poem or story can be listed that is considered for individuals 18 years and older. (Repeated offense of this rule will result in an author's listing rights revoked.)
Poems and stories espousing illegal acts, even indirectly, are ineligible with listing rights revoked if repeated offense occurs. (Suicidal thoughts are included.)
Offensive and hateful poems and stories are ineligible. Also, no vulgarity allowed and should be altered with "----" with excessive use disqualifying poem for listing consideration.
- Plagiarism and copyright issues will result in immediate removal. It is also up to the rightful owner to pursue any further action . . . as Poetry Galore is strictly a listing service.
Poem and Story Listing Guidelines:
After being added to the "Authors" usergroup you will be able to immediately start listing your poem(s) and/or story(s) in the respect forums under the Poet’s Avenue and Story Tellers categories . . . subject to general requirements and the following listing / posting rules.
Topic of Post must be… Poem / Story Title by First and Last Name
Body of Post Text Color and Style Options
Color - default (black) or dark blue
Style - normal, bold, italics
Title on first line ... Font Size - normal / default (12pt) to large (18pt)
First and last name on second line ... Font Size - normal / default (12pt) only
Poem / Story ... Font size - normal / default (12pt) only
After poem / story -- First and last name with “Copyright yyyy” below name in normal / default (12pt) font size
Optional… Below copyright year reference, you can provide a reason / purpose of your poem or story. (Advised to keep it under 250 words, as anything larger should be listed under Real Life stories.)
Emoticons / Smiles are not allowed anywhere in the listing / posting of a poem or story in Poet’s Avenues and Story Tellers categories. (These two categories are about displaying creative work without any distractions that could easily reduce the readers’ enjoyment and intent of your words.) Banning of repeat offenders will occur.
Your signature from your profile is optional since your name and copyright year will already be listed below your poem / story. However, it is recommended to do so if you have additional information associated with your signature.
Hidden Private Forum Access
All those in the “Authors” usergroup will have access to a private forum where you can discuss and share among your peers. It is also where you will be able to get your Listed at Poetry Galore badge.
Poem of the Month and Showcase Recognition
Listed poems and authors are eligible for both and can learn more by clicking on their links in menus at the top and bottom of each page.