Yesterday, a poem I wrote for the Forum's Weekly Poetry Contest got printed in my local paper! I didn't get paid, but it was right there in print! My local news paper has a program called 'Your Turn,' and you can submitt stories, poetry, and stuff. They print them as they have space on the Community page. So you don't get paid or anything. But you do get your stuff, and your name in the paper! It is good for cover letters too. You just tell them that you had some stuff in your local paper. Helps to start building a name for yourself. I would encourage you to contact your local news paper and ask about any programs they might have to get your stuff in there. The poem was the Soul's Rebirth poem, it's on my blog if you would like to read it.