I joined the forum because as a member pointed out, no publishers are interested in publishing poetry. (which is one of my main interests) I hope that members would be interested enough to comment and advise me on how to improve my poetry and many of you have been good enough to do that. In fact there is a great deal of interest in poetry. Poems on the Tube etc., hundreds of competitions and Book Fairs where poetry plays a big part. Yet publishers would tell you there is no interest in poetry? My other interest is Stories for Children and I have to say I have been a bit disappointed that there has almost been no interest at all in commenting on them. I try to justify joining the forum by posting comments on other people's work which I hope will be encouraging to them as it has been to me. Feedback is all important and you often have to pay money to get it. Could the members of the forum please encourage each other by making positive encouraging comments on each others work?