Publishing your poetry
Started by Richard, 15th May 2006 09:22 in Poetry, Books & Writing

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    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


    www.nhi.clara.net/mg0018.htm


    Dr Erica Facey
    TIME HAIKU MAGAZINE
    105 KINGS HEAD HILL
    LONDON
    E4 7JG

    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.

    www.forwardpress.co.uk



    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


    www.poetrykit.org/magsatok.htm




    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.


    http://www.peterfinch.co.uk/advice.htm


    http://www.shavick.com/linkpage.htm

    These are general links for all forms of poetry some interesting reading

    Publishing your poetry “ what editors are looking for”

    http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/book-pu...ur-poetry.html



    best of luck
    Richard
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    That's absolutely brilliant Richard, thanks for sharing that!

    What I'll do is I'll sticky this so that peeps who are seriously interested in publishing their work can find this thread with ease.

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    Yes, thanks Richard. xxx

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    I want to add to this thread from time to time, perhaps a mod will edit this to the above post.

    A magazine which published one of my poems and is run by a very pleasant chap who always replies.

    Poetic Hours part of the Dreamlands Group

    Erran press publishing

    £5 annually

    General Editor
    Nick Clark
    Poetic Hours
    8 Dale Road
    Carlton
    Nottingham
    NG4 1GT
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936

    http://www.bellspalsy.org.uk/membership.htm
    http://www.changingfaces.org.uk/
    http://www.geocities.com/crookedsmiles2003/list

    God

    Many names
    Different faces
    Only one

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    I prefer Writing my 3x3 Triads of Wisdom, and I am Satified just to Post them here on BC.

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    I have a collection of poems. I've had one publication in the Who's Who In poetry. At the present time, I have lost some of my interest in writing. But thanks for your info.

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    Maybe someday, I might put all my 3X3 Triads of Wisdom into a Single Book and Publish them.

    But that wont be until a few more years from now when I have a lot more of them made up.

    I have the subject for my 2009 Beltane 3X3 Triad of Wisdom selected, so keep your eyes open for it.

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    Really generous post, Richard. Good of you to share those links and tips.

    Don't forget Poet's Market (current year) for an excellent resource on who's out there wanting what you write.

    (I publish children's, adult, and humor poetry when I'm not busy goofing off on the Internet. ;))

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    I just happened upon a Great Venue for getting your Poetry and well as other Writings Published.

    I have been a member of a Website called "The Druidic Dawn" for about Two Years now and if your a Member (Membership is Free), you can submit your Writings to them to be E-Published on their Website:
    http://www.druidicdawn.org/

    The Icon for submitting your Writings wont appear unless you Register for Membership though.

    I have submitted my Treasury Of Druidic Triads posted on their Publications Area of their Website as well as making it available for their Learning Druidry Curriculum.

    I did write another E-Book on Herbs and Herbology that I might be submitting to them to get Published on their Website.


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