This week's Monday Market Spotlight focuses on a market that should be familiar with Poetic Asides regulars, because they publish the Poem Your Heart Out anthology: Words Dance!
Words Dance: Monday Market Spotlight
Unlike the first couple spotlighted markets, Words Dance Publishing publishes as a publication and book-length works, including the Poem Your Heart Out anthology, of course. The mastermind behind the whole operation is Amanda Oaks, but she succeeds because she knows how to involve other like-minded poets and creatives.
Words Dance occasionally puts out a call for anthology submissions and for longer works, but they're always open for general poetry submissions, which are published online on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the guidelines and their Submittable link.
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.
There are a few things I've always admired about the Words Dance operation. One, they know the importance of pairing beautiful design with beautiful words. That is, they know that a book and/or publication is an experience.
Two, Words Dance is (and has been) a tech-savvy group that knows how to connect writers with the world. Recently, the Words Dance site upped its online game by providing great content several days a week, including poems, reviews, playlists, and more.
Three, they're not afraid to offer great deals and even give stuff away for free. Click here to check out some of the current freebies.
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.