A personal note from the desk of:
Howard Ely, Managing Editor
Dear Leah Pagliaroli,
Recently, we informed you by mail and by email that our editors have certified your poem "Man's Heart, GOD's View" as a semi-finalist in our International Open Poetry Contest. If you have already returned your proof, we thank you for your timely response. But if you haven't done so . . .
Leah . . . Imagine Your Poem Featured OnA Page By Itself In A Beautiful Coffee-table Edition!
As I also mentioned in my letter, and in celebration of the unique talent that you have displayed, we wish to publish your poem in what promises to be one of the most highly sought-after collections of poetry we have ever published. Immortal Verses* will be a classic, coffee-table quality hardbound volume printed on fine-milled paper specifically selected to last for generations. It will make a handsome addition to any library, a treasured family keepsake, and a highly-valued personal gift. And best of all, this magnificent volume will showcase the poetry of Leah Pagliaroli on an entire page itself!
NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER
Before going any further, Leah, let me make one thing clear . . . your poem was selected for publication based on your unique talent and artistic vision. We believe it will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. In this regard, you are under no obligation whatsoever to submit any entry fee, any subsidy payment, or to make a purchase of any kind. Of course, many people do wish to own a copy of the anthology in which their artistry appears. If this is the case, and you have not already ordered or reserved your copy, we welcome your order - and guarantee you will be satisfied. Please see your special discount information if you would like to order a copy of Immortal Verses*.
SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Regarding the publication of your poetry, if you have not already returned your proof with your approval to publish, you must now proofread your poem, which appears on your Artist's Proof. Please carefully review your poem for typographical errors and make any necessary changes. The Artist's Proof also verifies that "Man's Heart, GOD's View" is your original work of art. And Leah, let me assure you, your poem remains your property - Immortal Verses* is copyrighted as a compilation. This means that you retain the copyright to your own work of art.
And if you haven't done so already, you must also decide if you would like to have some personal information about yourself and your poetry included in this elegant edition. In this way, readers can gain a greater awareness of your motivations, the meaning poetry has in your life, the story behind your poem, or your personal or philosophical point of view. Your biography will be featured on a page by itself, directly opposite your poem - you will thus have two full pages in the book devoted to you and your artistry. And although we must charge a nominal fee for this service, you are under no obligation to include this information. Your poem can be published without it if you wish. Please see your Artist's Proof for further information.
Again, congratulations, Leah. We feel you have a special talent and we believe your poem will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. Your contribution to Immortal Verses* is greatly appreciated.
Howard ElyManaging Editor
P.S. Leah, you should be genuinely proud of your accomplishment. You have been selected to participate in this very special edition because of your unique vision. It is our pleasure to publish fine poetry such as yours in this historic volume. And, if you decide to order Immortal Verses*, we are so certain that you will love the quality of the edition and the way your poetry is presented, we can proudly offer an unconditional guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, simply return your book within 90 days and your money will be promptly refunded.
You may also return the Artist's Proof we previously mailed you if you find that more convenient than ordering online. If you have not responded, we must hear from you soon if you wish to be included in this historic poetry edition. If you have already returned your Artist's Proof by mail, you need take no further action to authorize publication.
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