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    Magazines to submit poetry to

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Alstroemeria, Dec 14, 2015.

    Which would be the best magazine to submit a single poem to? I'd quite like to be published in a literary or general interest magazine. but I only have one poem I'm proud of. I'm 18 and in Britain.
     
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    I'm considering this - I first thought of the Poetry Review, then rationalised that that would be aiming a bit high. The Adroit Journal accepts non-fiction prose submissions along with the poetry, and I have some non-fiction prose which I take great pride in, so I may try them once I have a cover letter sorted out. I can't enter the competition as I'm not in education, but I can submit to the magazine just to be published. :)
     
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    To search for poetry markets, try Duotrope (not free, but they offer a trial period) or Poets&Writers (free).
     
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    Thank you! Poets & Writers looks perfect. I submitted two poems to Adroit, and hope I'll hear back soon. I'm on tenterhooks already.
     
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    Good luck! In the meantime, keep working on other stuff and submitting. It can take months to hear back, so it's always good to keep busy with other projects.
     
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    The best market depends entirely on the poem. It's a good idea to read a couple of magazines and try to get a sense of whether or not they publish work that's similar to yours. By doing so you'll massively increase your chances of being accepted.
     
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    I had all of the pieces I submitted to the magazine I chose rejected, but I'll try another. :)
     
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    Wow, that was a fast response. Consider yourself lucky. Yes, definitely keep submitting to other markets. And Krishan is absolutely right; make sure your poems are a good fit with what they typically publish.
     

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