It’s time to continue the Monday Market Spotlight series. This is the second post in the series; the first was on Rattle (click to read it here). This time around, I’m going to cover Poetry (the magazine, not the subject).
Poetry: Monday Market Spotlight
Poetry magazine is the self-proclaimed “oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.” But this magazine isn’t just established; it’s also one of the premiere landing spots for poets who want their work to get read and noticed.
According to Clifford Garstang’s Pushcart Prize rankings, Poetry had the most winners in 2014 and 2nd most in 2015. Plus, the annual Best American Poetry anthology is usually peppered with poems that were originally published in Poetry.
Since Poetry is such a prized publication credit for poets, the competition is fierce (and the chances of rejection high) when submitting, but the pay off for success makes it worthwhile. Speaking of pay offs, this is one of the better paying poetry publications: Payment is $10 per line (with a minimum payment of $300).
The editors accept submissions year-round, and it’s as simple as sending an e-mail. Click here to check out the current guidelines.
Find Hundreds of Great Markets!
The 2015 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.
The Poetry Foundation
Poetry is the magazine that so many poets want to get into, but even more interesting than the magazine is the foundation behind it: The Poetry Foundation.
In addition to the magazine, The Poetry Foundation hosts live events, offers digital programs, runs the Poetry Out Loud program (poetry for youth), awards and recognition, a 30,000-volume poetry library, and much more.
My advice? Check out their website and online content, but set a timer. It’s easy to spend an entire day (and/or night) browsing around.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
He’s a big fan of reading poetry publications, anthologies, and collections by individual authors. If you want to show him some love, check out his collection Solving the World’s Problems.
Also, follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- What Is the Value of Poetry?
- 2015 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps.
- Kristina Marie Darling: Poet Interview.