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PoetryCircle Forum

    1. Front Page

      Board for holding work that appears on PoetryCircle's front page.
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    2. Editors' Picks

      This board features work promoted from the submissions board.
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    3. Submit Your Poetry

      Submit your work here for general review, critique, and consideration for the editors' picks board.
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    4. Submit Your Digital / Performance Poetry

      Board for performance poetry, poetry set to music, audio or video readings, song lyrics, etc.
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    5. Submit Your Prose

      Submit your prose, including experimental and micro fiction.
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    6. Journalese

      Start your own poetry journal here, and comment upon the journals of others.
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    7. Contests, Challenges, Games

      Create or take part in a contest, challenge, or writing prompt.
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      Latest: Poetic figures Jay Dougherty, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    8. Workshop

      A board where you can post anything that you don't feel is quite "finished" or where you can post to ask for advice about some aspect of your work.
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    9. Nonfiction / Essays

      Post essays on any topic or explications of poems or other artifacts.
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    10. Interviews

      Board for interviews conducted by or with members of the PoetryCircle community.
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    11. Do Not Publish

      This board is to present original work that the creator does not wish to have republished (if deemed worthy of republishing) on PoetryCircle's front page or in its showcase or in any newsletter. All other submissions of original work on the forum may be published by PoetryCircle in a form that's publicly accessible.
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    1. Introductions

      Use this board to introduce yourself to the group.
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    2. Discussions

      Talk about topics of interest to poets, writers, and readers. For other topics, please use one of the other boards.
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    3. Off Topic

      Board to discuss anything that doesn't fit elsewhere.
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    4. Photography and Art

      Post your photography, art, drawings. Original work only. No copy-paste from elsewhere.
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      Latest: cbts1 Michel Ruiz, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    5. Sights and Sounds

      Board for presentation and discussion of audio of video.
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      Latest: What I'm listening to, II Don Carlos-Hines II, Jan 21, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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    6. Notices

      Post announcements that might be of interest to the PoetryCircle community. No spamming of other sites allowed. Publication announcements are fine.
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    7. Readings and Meetups

      Forum for posting announcements about readings and for arranging meetings with other PoetryCircle members.
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    8. Social Forums

      Forums created or suggested by PoetryCircle members.
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    1. Showcase Announcements

      Announcements of new featured poets, writers, and artists in the PoetryCircle Showcase.
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    1. Marketplace Announcements

      Announcements of new Marketplace items added to PoetryCircle. These threads are created automatically whenever you add an item to the Marketplace.
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    1. Questions or Suggestions

      Have a site-related question or a suggestion for how PoetryCircle might be improved? Post it here.
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    2. Tips, Tutorials, and Features

      Advice and tutorials on how to use the features of the PoetryCircle forum.
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