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How do you publish a poem or short story

  1. TexasAngel74 profile image53
    TexasAngel74posted 7 years ago

    How do you  publish a poem or short story

  2. MayG profile image89
    MayGposted 7 years ago

    Firstly you need to find someone who will buy it!  There is a Writers Market book that comes out every year, with markets for your work.  There may even be an online version (I know there is in Australia).  WritersDigest.com is a great resource.  There are lots of hubs on here about markets for your work too.  Good luck!

  3. Tirzah Laughs profile image83
    Tirzah Laughsposted 7 years ago

    Well, first what do you mean by publish? 

    I'm assuming you mean publish it in a magazine, book or online magazine.

    Are you looking for you name in print or for money?  Different type of contests.

    Try Duotrope or Writer's Markets to match your piece to a magazine type, then submit.

    Some entries are free some cost money.

    If you want to do a chapbook, then look for chapbook contest.


  4. arthurchappell profile image36
    arthurchappellposted 7 years ago

    there are lots of publishers websites online listing the kind of work they want - the main thing is to find the right market - don't send a romantic story to a science fiction only publisher, etc. Read their guidelines carefully and send your work off. Write more as publishing can take time, and don't give up if your work isn't accepted - many major novels were rejected dozens of times over before being accepted.  Good luck