Pirene's Fountain and its parent company, Glass Lyre Press maintains zero tolerance for plagiarism. Passing off another’s work as your own is a very serious offense. As publishers, we automatically extend copyright protection; plagiarism violates such protection and impacts us all, particularly the writer whose work is infringed upon. Accordingly, lines used from other writings or lyrics should be placed in quotation marks and proper credit given below the poem.
By submitting to Pirene's Fountain, we take it on faith that your work is your own; further, that 1) you hold us completely blameless and 2) you take full responsibility in case of any action resulting from a plagiarism charge.
Any author submitting work found to be inauthentic will be contacted and required to sign a legal document absolving us from any responsibility. The works in question will promptly be removed from our site and further submissions from this writer denied. While we have no desire to vilify the reputation of an author, we cannot withhold our email records from the original author of a plagiarized work who wishes to launch an investigation.