Want to read some great new poetry? Check out the website of this week’s Monday Market Spotlight: The American Poetry Review.
They feature poetry on their website, and the poems make for great reading. By the way, here’s a little submission tip: The best way to match your poetry to the appropriate publication is to read what they publish. But check out the poems whether you submit or not.
The American Poetry Review frequently publishes poems that end up in the big anthologies–like Best American Poetry and Pushcart big. So this is the type of publication that can help a poet find new readers and fans. Check out their guidelines here.
Find Hundreds of Great Poetry 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 American Poetry Review accepts submissions through the mail and an online submission manager. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but previously published submissions are not. The editors try to respond within 6 months.
If you submit by post, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). And remember: check out the current and archived poems. You’ll be glad you did.
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:
- The Sun Magazine: Monday Market Spotlight.
- What Is the Best Type of Poetry?
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Paradelle Winner.