Aside from being a very poorly run site full of flakey webmasters and moderators, this is a bad site to belong to for any aspiring writer. At one time, it may have been trying to be something great for new writers’ exposure – like SoundCloud or Bandcamp for musicians. But it is clear now from the abundance of scam literary journal requests that this is nothing more than a slightly more sophisticated version of poetry.com. It’s a shame how so many websites aimed to help new writers devolve into this pathetic scam for paid compilations. If you’re new to the scam, it goes like this… I want to publish you in a new, beautifully bound, literary journal. All you have to do is buy the book! See what I did there? For all new writers looking for resources online, I wish I could be of more help. Writerscafe.org might help you feel better about yourself for a little while, and perhaps you’ll make a friend or two, but ultimately if you want to take this seriously, this site will cause more harm to your reputation than good.
This review (WritersCafe.org Complaint) was originally published at Skeptic Files.
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