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The 2017 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.
In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.
In case the name was not a dead giveaway, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop is a bookstore that exclusively sells poetry. This family-run bookstore claims to be the only all-poetry bookstore in New York City and originally started as a traveling booth at the Brooklyn Flea and other events.
In 2013, the husband-wife poet team of Jared White and Farrah Field found a permanent location for Berl’s in DUMBO Brooklyn. By the way, both poets have published multiple collections themselves and a poem by Field is included in the Best American Poetry 2011 anthology.
In their own words, “We are a bookstore that sells poetry books and chapbooks; a space that celebrates art, creativity, performance, and the handmade; a partner to many small presses local to Brooklyn, around the country, and worldwide; a place for readers of all ages; a passion project; an experiment; a gallery for books; a home for words; and a place to read, to hear poets read, to meet poets and readers, and to join a community.”
Learn more here.
Check out these other poetic posts:
- Bryan Borland: Poet Interview.
- Collecting Poems Into a Book: 5 Poets Share Their Method.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Diminishing Verse.