Places To Publish Your Poetry: Submit and Sell Poems
Just yesterday, I saw a request for a hub about the best places to sell poetry. For the life of me, I couldn't find it today.
I'm no poet by any means. If you don't believe me, look here. It'll only take you a second. I think I'm missing the poetry gene. With the exception of The Cat In The Hat, the only sonnet that I like is Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven. Yes, I know. It's poignant.
My personal preferences aside, I decided to take a crack at this subject matter, figured it would be great practice and may even help somebody with their poetry publishing.
So here goes. Good luck to both of us.
The Raven Read By Vincent Price
A word of caution
As I understand it, the biggest caution for poets is to practise due diligence in order to avoid being scammed. Some publishers will add your work to an anthology if you purchase a copy of the book.
Author's Post Publishing Note - see comment below from Bonnie Ramsey. Thx, Bonnie!
Poetry Publishing Markets - Click the titles, opens in new window
The League of Canadian Poets - First of all, it's Canadian so it must be good, eh? There are a tremendous number of resources for poets on this site, looks to be very helpful, or at least interesting. There are links to magazines poetry publishing, poetry events and groups, research links, and all manner of things related to sonnet writing.
Editor's Note, December 2012 - the scope of this site seems to have changed but this is still a wonderful and worthwhile organization for poets. Margaret Atwood is a member of The League of Canadian Poets.
All Rights Reserved - Look! Isn't that a mountie? This is non-profit, so the payment is a copy of the publication if your submission is accepted. They are a Canadian site, yes, but tout being dedicated to providing an international voice for writers.
PRISM International - Oh, Canada. Can be a bit of a wait time to hear back about this one, depending on the time of year. This link takes you right to the guidelines page. Compensation is noted at the bottom.
Albatross - This one is out of Massachusettes. I couldn't find anything on their payment for accepted submissions.
Easy Way To Write - For you poets down under that want to submit close to home, this site is based in Australia. There is a lot of general writing info here, as well as the market listings, but when I checked a couple of the links, they were courses for sale. The markets have full addresses, and website addys where available. This site also has a forum.
American Poetry Review - Guidelines are right there, very clear and concise.
Poetry Magazine - Name pretty much says it all. As far as I can tell, this is a contest to get printed up in their mag.
*** Riddle Fence *** Currently calling for submissions! - Check this out asap. The deadline is March 31st. This is another Canadian site. Just a fluke, honest.
As I mentioned at the beginning, this is uncharted territory for me. Hopefully, there are enough links here to get you started. If people want more, I can do another hub, just let me know.
Very best of luck getting your poetry published. Just don't forget to check the submission sites carefully - you should not have to pay to get your work printed unless you are self-publishing.
I'd love to hear if any of these sites worked out for you.
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