Call for Submissions: 2015 Poet’s Market

I originally posted this information on the blog, but since this one covers poetry exclusively, why not re-post here? If you have a great idea for an article pitch, I’d love to hear it. If not, you should at least be able to submit some poems for consideration.

Running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on September 27, 2013, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles and poems in the 2015 Poet’s Market. Sometime in the middle of October, I’ll start making assignments. If you’re interested in pitching an article idea or three (or a poem!), read on.

What I Like

For the Poet’s Market book, I’m interested in instructional articles for the following three categories:

  • Craft of Poetry. Articles on creation, revision, meter, etc.
  • Business of Poetry. Articles on submitting poems, reading poems, etc.
  • Promotion of Poetry. Articles on finding and connecting with readers.

If you have something outside these areas, feel free to pitch. If interested, I’m sure I can slot it into one of these sections. Feel encouraged to take chances.

One note: I’m not interested in folks pitching interviews with poets (unless you’re pitching an interview with a super high profile poet). The reason for this is that I often interview poets myself.


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Learn how to get your poetry published with the 2014 Poet’s Market. It provides articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–not to mention hundreds of listings for book publishers, journals, contests, and more!

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How to Submit Articles

Here are some guidelines on submitting articles (guidelines for poems are below):

  • Submit your pitch via e-mail in the body of the e-mail. I don’t like attachments.
  • Send your pitch to with the subject line: 2015 Poet’s Market Pitch
  • Begin with your pitch (or pitches) before introducing yourself through your bio. While you may have an impressive bio, I’m most interested in your article idea(s).
  • If you have more than one pitch, include them all in one e-mail. My inbox is crowded; please avoid sending me several e-mail messages.
  • Deadline: September 27, 2013–11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, GA time).

How to Submit Poems

Here are guidelines for submitting poems:

  • Submit your poems in the body of the e-mail (unless there is some formatting issue). In instances that formatting is a concern, use a common file type (doc, txt, pdf) and explain your reasoning.
  • Submit up to 5 poems.
  • Submit the poems to with the subject line: Poems for Poet’s Market
  • Include your name, a brief bio note (up to 50 words), and your e-mail.
  • Deadline: September 27, 2013–11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, GA time).


Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. In addition to editing Writer’s Market, Poet’s Market, and the forthcoming Guide to Self-Publishing, he creates blog posts, writes a column for Writer’s Digest magazine, edits a free weekly newsletter, and more fun stuff. Voted Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere in 2010, his debut full-length poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems, is out from Press 53 (learn more). He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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