I came across the site Poetry Zoo a couple of days ago. It has been created specifically for poets, a hub to store work, work on and display your poetry. In this day and age of publisher scams I was wary. I have already come across an Australian site that purports to give you exposure while at the same time, taking your work and publishing it in a digest every 6 months or so (not paying for the privilege mind you).
So I now do due diligence on any of the wonderful digital aids that are presented for writers.
- Is funded by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise that brings with it a certain level of transparency and accountability ie Similar I would say to getting Government or Australia council grants
- It has on board one of Scotland’s premier poets Gillian K Ferguson
The design interface is pretty slick and its supposed to be accessible from tablets and smart phones too. Were I not living in my rural paradise and being charged exorbitant data fees I’d give it a go.
So Poetry Zoo passes the test. Check it out here.
Check out their Terms and Conditions section in regards to copyright.