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Short and Sweet: Platforms for Posting Poetry and Prose

Updated on August 24, 2011

Posting Poetry and Prose

Today's writer has a wide variety of options available that did not exist over a decade ago. The iPad and e-commerce are just a few examples of new age technologies that allow the writer to communicate with a whole new generation of readers. This an era full of technological fusion with creative arts.

Writers have to stay informed to keep up with the constant changes in this era. The Internet allows the writer to publish both poetry and prose in a variety of ways on numerous platforms. Readers can discover new authors daily. The writer must ensure that the platforms used put the poetry or prose in the view of readers on mobile devices and computer monitors and in their hands.

Post your poetry and prose on various platforms.
Post your poetry and prose on various platforms.

Post and Promote Your Poetry and Prose

If you post your poetry or prose online, be sure to promote it. Here are some social networking strategies for promotion:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Blogger
  • LinkedIn
  • WordPress
  • Tumblr

Look at incorporating social media:

  • YouTube
  • iTunes
  • Blogtalkradio
  • Vimeo
  • Yudu

No matter what you post, you need to promote it. Share your poetry and prose with others via hyperlinks and clickable images.

See how others do it. Visit sites like Writer's Digest and Poets & Writers.

Poetry Reference Materials

Post via Twitter and Text


Post your short poetry and flash fiction on Twitter. The hashtag (#) has a way of adding a tweet to a feed connected to others on Twitter. Here are some samples of Twitter hashtags for writers:

  • #scribechat
  • #kidlitchat
  • #poetryinprotest

Text Message

The cell phone has a unique way of adding mobility to the creative arts. Check out these sites and applications for posting poetry and prose:


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      martellawintek 5 years ago

      hi there matt if your still hanging around here is there link

      and details , there very helpfull ,say martells recommened yous

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Your article is full of information.That really helps many people in choosing right plat form for their poetry.