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    Poetry Publishing

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by hawky94, Jun 1, 2012.

    Hi all,

    I have a number of poems which I'd like to publish. But have no idea where, or how, or what to do in the publishing domain...

    Query letters, etc... I'd like an explanation as to what is involved and stuff.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks, hawky.
     
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    The market for poetry books is about twenty meters below the cellar, so you don't stand much chance of getting a collection published unless you're a celebrity (people will buy almost anything connected with a hot celebrity. Silly people).

    There are poetry magazines in which you can get individual poems published.

    Or you can wait for the market to change. Good luck.
     
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    Cheers mate. I'll try to find some poetry magazine somewhere. Thanks :)
     
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    There's tons of great poetry magazines still kicking. Check duotrope. Without reading your poetry, I don't know which direction to point you in terms of what mags to submit to.
     
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    yes, duotrope is your best resource for magazines and journals that take poems... and you don't need a query letter for poetry, just a cover letter to go along with the submission...

    of course there are lots of websites that feature poetry, but most of them are freebies and won't help to establish you as a serious poet...
     

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