Poetry and getting published

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  1. dotty1 profile image62
    dotty1posted 8 years ago

    Hi there everyone, hope that you are well...

    Could anyone help me out here?? Is the best way to potentially get work published by badgering poetry contests? or could you point this disillusioned shy poet in the right direction? xxx D

  2. Joy56 profile image73
    Joy56posted 8 years ago

    lots of ways to get published.....  each time you write a hub you are published, are you looking to earn money or just want to be published,   

    Winning a poery competition is supposed to bethe only way to get noticed, if that is what you desire.

    1. dotty1 profile image62
      dotty1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hello,  thank you for taking the time to reply to me.  My life long burning ambition is to publish a book... childrens poertry typee story...I have stacks of them i've done but dont know where to begin... I have enjoyed writing on here, I just wanted to get some feedback to help me improve and to generally see if my ditties are of any entertainment value...

      Thank you for you help in advance :-) D

      1. Joe Badtoe profile image60
        Joe Badtoeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Dotty you need to join a few writing sites and put your stuff online. If you wish to specalise on kids stuff maybe write to a few childrens magazines or child related publishers. If you have enough stuff to fill a book maybe consider self publishing. The poems you have on here seem very personal almost too personal and sometimes your creativity can get lost in the angst.

        You're very good at conveying emotion but it seems sadness is the most public one. And remeber poems don't always have to rhyme. I won an award for a short poem about breast cancer (totally unexpected accolade) which didn't really rhyme at all. sometimes the most unlikliest piece of work catches the eye.

        Good luck and never stop writing.

        1. dotty1 profile image62
          dotty1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          thank you really appreciate your answer and help and will take on board your coments. I.ll post some of my diffesent stuff to try get feed back. Thank you again x

  3. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Find out the 'value' of your poems here.  That's what I have done and we have a pretty good group of poets here who will support you if you write well.

    You will get good traffic if your keywords are accurate and if you are writing for kids that is a great niche to work to. But remember that the TOS requires an age 18 min... so you have to be creative in how you target the parents... which is easy. smile

    There are several of us here who write for multiple sites.. but start here and grow first.

    Bon Chance. Nice to meet you BTW.
    Join the poetry 'following' clubs... it will help you 'be seen' as you write.

    1. dotty1 profile image62
      dotty1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you ever so much for answering, really glad found this site and you really are all fantastic. . I'm still learning with regards to the 'tags' etc. It does suprise sometimes when you get more visits on the most unexpected poems! . Will join the groups you mentioned thank you x and nice to meet you too

  4. Cheeky Girl profile image71
    Cheeky Girlposted 8 years ago

    Please check out www.lulu.com as they will get you published inside 2 weeks. It is an American Self-publisher, lots of people use them to get published. Blaise25 is one such writer who recently did this, and it was a poetry collection she published! Check her out!


    1. dotty1 profile image62
      dotty1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hello thank you for replying. I.ve done as you said and registered with lulu. . Have held back puttin all my work on but I think that to get feed back and constructive criticism from everyone is so good for me to grow. Thank you again x

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    If you wish to be published by a commerical press or magazine, do not post that work online--they will want unpublished work.

    You can find markets to submit to at duotrope.com

    1. dotty1 profile image62
      dotty1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you, I did wonder about this and will check that site out x

      1. kalixao profile image61
        kalixaoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I found a good site listing poetry publishers who accept electronic submissions, if you haven't already found it, through search engines



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