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    Eber & Wein Publishing / National Amateur Poetry Competition

    Just a heads up for anyone that responded to a poetry contest that was advertised in Parade newspaper insert with a deadline of Jan. 30, 2009 The contest is indeed a scam and once you are 'chosen' you will recieve a letter with the name Eber & Wein Publishing. However, a google search turns up nothing on this 'publishing house'. Also, the mail has been re-routed. Another poetry.com deal. Probably run by some felon with too much time on his hands...

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    Morningsong, could you please contact me at beware@sfwa.org? Thanks.

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    Hmmm. http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache...&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Articles of Incorporation NOTICE is hereby given that Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Department of State Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of incorporating the proposed business corporation Eber & Wein Inc. under the provisions of the Business Corporation Law of 1988 on January 20 2009. the corporation is incorporating for the purpose of providing publishing service and for any other lawful business purpose. The location of the initial registered office of the corporation is 15727 Whitecraft Road New Freedom Pennsylvania 17349. LAUCKS & LAUCKS LLP DAVID M. LAUCKS Solicitor
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    Yeah, this is a classic vanity anthology scheme. The questions about it are flooding in...I'll have a blog post sometime this week.

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    Blog post up.

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    So, from the pitch letter we get "John T. Eber, Sr.". From the State record we also get Rachel Mueck.
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    Eber & Wein now has a website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriastrauss View Post
    Eber & Wein now has a website.

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    They're (relatively) honest about what they are, I'll give them that. </damn with faint praise>
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    I suspect that's only because the information about them that's already out there.

    Did you check out the lame book covers?

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    Also owned by Eber & Wein: PoetryNation.com, which is awfully reminiscent of the old Poetry.com website.

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    Last edited by CaoPaux; 06-14-2011 at 08:37 PM. Reason: fixed link

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    I checked to see what other interesting publishing operations might be located near Shrewsbury, PA, home of Eber & Wein. Turns out they've got at least four within a twenty-mile radius: Old Line, Abecedarian, Atlantic Family Publishing, and Marathon. There might be more.
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    Site hasn't been updated for a year or so. Dare we hope?
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    My mother-in-law just got my grandson sucked into it. Gosh! his poem has made the semi-finals and for only $50 he can buy the anthology.

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