Latest scam agency in the Literary Agency Group scam.
Other scam agencies in this scam group are
The New York Literary Agency
The Christian Literary Agency
The Children's Literary Agency
Stylus Literary Agency
The Screenplay Agency
They were all originally ST Literary Agency. Before that, they were Sydra Techniques.
This is a group out of Boca Raton, Florida (the mailing address in New York City -- 275 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor -- is part of the scam -- that's a mail drop). They're owned by Robert M. Fletcher, an adjudged scammer (securities fraud in the state of Washington.)
The Poet's Agency has never in their lives sold a literary property to a commercial publisher.
This agency is an utter fraud.
What will Poet's Literary Agency do for you? They'll betray, bluff, burn, cheat, chisel, con, deceive, delude, diddle, double-cross, dupe, entice, exploit, finesse, flimflam, gyp, have, hoodwink, impose on, jockey, juggle, lure, manipulate, mislead, play, rook, rope in, scam, screw, seduce, shave, snow, stick, string along, suck in, take, take in, and trick you.
What they won't do is sell your work to a commercial publisher. They've been in business for seven years and they haven't managed yet.
I'm going to look at one little thing from their website at http://www.poetsliteraryagency.com/index.html
This is pure BS. They'll charge plenty. They'll send you from one place to another, expecting you to pay a fee each time you land, all of them (the independent evaluations, the professional editors, and so on) owned and operated by Robert Fletcher. If you leave your checkbook in your pocket Fletcher will drop you faster than you can say "criminal conspiracy."We do not charge reading fees or any other type of fee. We get paid when you get paid.
Name them, Bobby. Go ahead and name your successes. Title, author, date. What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?Our Successes We and our sister agencies have successfully negotiated contracts for a number of titles to date .
I'll leave you with this bit:
But it’s unlikely that any great poet ever scribbled off a memorable poem in a single afternoon. The brain just doesn’t work that way.
"Kubla Khan," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Bobby's just proved out of his own mouth that he's not very familiar with poetry.
Fletcher doesn't have the contacts, he doesn't know the people, he doesn't have the background or training, and he's located in Boca Raton, Florida.