Publishing your work
Publishing is not the be and end all of poetry, poetry is individual and should be fun Displaying your imagery to others is very rewarding. However to see one of your Poems in a magazine is also rewarding and why not try I did some years ago before I ever had a computer I learned by trial and error it’s important to send in the correct Way to editors remember they get thousands of submissions so do it right, give your self an edge.
GIVING YOURSELVES AN EDGE
Magazine information and recommendations on submitting work the correct way
Submissions of short poetry
Poetry magazines in England are not expensive to join
and you tend to meet friends, join in competitions and they
are very rewarding so join a few.
First and foremost don’t be put off believe in yourself
Rejection letters are not nice but carry on you will succeed.
On all submissions I recommend sending by post rather than
The Internet. Buy a sheet of large computer size envelopes and second-class stamps For short none formal or haiku poems print out [on both sides of a sheet] about ten, Put that in the envelope together with another folded one with your return address on and don’t forget to stamp it [most important] then write a short letter introducing yourself, remember the editor doesn’t want your life story so think about this. Ask for the mags submissions for the year [that way they will always write back and Editors appreciate people wanting to join their magazine also it’s a good idea to join A few magazines that way you get to know what’s being accepted as well as meeting and forming friendships]
Send off six to ten of these letters at any one time you can pick up a list of English mags from book below or john lights list I have given the address of a very good
Short magazine and an anthology that excepts short formal and none formal poetry and always returns Your letters. .
A great mag for Haiku or any short none formal poetry
Dr Erica Facey
TIME HAIKU MAGAZINE
105 KINGS HEAD HILL
I have found that forward press who also publish on Internet and are an anthology magazine but I can recommend them. They publish many books on different subjects i.e. spiritual poetry Nature, love, haiku and many forms. Then the top 100 poems go into yearly anthologies. If accepted as one of the hundred You receive £50 going up to £ 3000 for the best considered by The group. Their yearly book finds its way into our local libraries which can’t be bad. On this one you can send by email or direct by the Internet.
You also can buy the writers and artist’s yearly book at smiths
[If you can’t afford the £12 you can get a copy in the library]
It’s filled with information on every magazine and address in our
Country.There are also lots of tips on submitting work in a correct way
It also lists every newspaper address and sections on short stories
Articles for magazines THAT PAY and is a must buy.
By joining magazines you give yourself an edge keep sending your work out don’t be put off you can always go to the internet in the future while waiting
Here is a list by john light on magazines.
[John lights list has been described as a brilliant eye-opener, the indispensable contact reference for everyone, legendary, infamous, rather cheap, marvellous, invaluable, inexorable, and even useful.]
Worldwide list of titles addresses and brief note of interests of over 1100 small press magazines.
John Light is a Scientist and poet and writer.
37 the meadows, Berwick-upon tweed. Northumberland, TD15 1NY Cost £3.
Also check this magazine Link it shows were, what, who.
This link is excellent for magazine address for all aspects of publishing
10 golden rules: on short poetry
· Show, don't tell
· Do more with less
· Exploit the senses
· Be specific
· Use memory
· Create vivid imagery
· Match sound with meaning
· Start with basics - not rhyme
· Use rhythm & line breaks
· Compare with similes and metaphors
Concerning the issues involved, imagine the poem were a newspaper article: what points would you make, with what evidence and resounding arguments? Got it together? Go on then: let yourself go. Something will emerge.
These are general links for all forms of poetry some interesting reading
Publishing your poetry “ what editors are looking for”
best of luck