I have a question and would really appreciate some help. I am starting to submit some of my poetry to writing contests. Most all of the guidelines state you can only submit unpublished work. One of the guidelines states in part...
"They may have been posted online to personal blogs or message boards, self-published as chapbooks, etc, but any third party venue that provides literary content to a readership is considered publication, regardless of the format."
Would poetry that I have posted on Red Room and/or WordPres be considered a "third party venue"? I am very confused by this and certainly do not wish to get in any trouble by sending in something I have posted here already.