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Places To Publish Your Poetry: Submit and Sell Poems



Just yesterday, I saw a request for a hub about the best places to sell poetry. For the life of me, I couldn't find it today.

I'm no poet by any means. If you don't believe me, look here. It'll only take you a second. I think I'm missing the poetry gene. With the exception of The Cat In The Hat, the only sonnet that I like is Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven. Yes, I know. It's poignant.

My personal preferences aside, I decided to take a crack at this subject matter, figured it would be great practice and may even help somebody with their poetry publishing.

So here goes.  Good luck to both of us.

The Raven Read By Vincent Price

A word of caution

As I understand it, the biggest caution for poets is to practise due diligence in order to avoid being scammed. Some publishers will add your work to an anthology if you purchase a copy of the book.

Author's Post Publishing Note - see comment below from Bonnie Ramsey. Thx, Bonnie!


Poetry Publishing Markets - Click the titles, opens in new window

Fiction Factor- This is an online magazine for fiction writers, but they have a poetry markets section. At the time of this writing, I counted 21 places to submit to.

The League of Canadian Poets - First of all, it's Canadian so it must be good, eh? There are a tremendous number of resources for poets on this site, looks to be very helpful, or at least interesting. There are links to magazines poetry publishing, poetry events and groups, research links, and all manner of things related to sonnet writing.

Editor's Note, December 2012 - the scope of this site seems to have changed but this is still a wonderful and worthwhile organization for poets. Margaret Atwood is a member of The League of Canadian Poets.

All Rights Reserved - Look! Isn't that a mountie? This is non-profit, so the payment is a copy of the publication if your submission is accepted. They are a Canadian site, yes, but tout being dedicated to providing an international voice for writers.

PRISM International - Oh, Canada. Can be a bit of a wait time to hear back about this one, depending on the time of year. This link takes you right to the guidelines page. Compensation is noted at the bottom.

Albatross - This one is out of Massachusettes. I couldn't find anything on their payment for accepted submissions.

Easy Way To Write - For you poets down under that want to submit close to home, this site is based in Australia. There is a lot of general writing info here, as well as the market listings, but when I checked a couple of the links, they were courses for sale. The markets have full addresses, and website addys where available. This site also has a forum.

American Poetry Review - Guidelines are right there, very clear and concise.

Poetry Magazine - Name pretty much says it all. As far as I can tell, this is a contest to get printed up in their mag.

*** Riddle Fence *** Currently calling for submissions! - Check this out asap. The deadline is March 31st. This is another Canadian site. Just a fluke, honest.

Poetry Markets

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As I mentioned at the beginning, this is uncharted territory for me. Hopefully, there are enough links here to get you started. If people want more, I can do another hub, just let me know.

Very best of luck getting your poetry published. Just don't forget to check the submission sites carefully - you should not have to pay to get your work printed unless you are self-publishing.

I'd love to hear if any of these sites worked out for you.

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Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 09, 2013:

How lovely, Michael. Your friends will know the real you because of you expressing yourself so openly.

Keep writing and sharing!

Michael Anthony Jones on December 09, 2013:

Expressing my thoughts in words has made me become friends with other people and I love writing as a hobby. Communication can go a long way. It will take you places you have never been before. Each morning I travel many miles back and forth in my own mine searching for new writing adventures to share it with my friends.

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Every fear in my soul I'm letting go

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a actor the one I can love the one who


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Every fear in my soul I'm letting go

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Mr. Alexander Simon with talented daughter Ms Julie Ann Simon!! on October 18, 2012:





Magazine movement,

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Born again!!

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Swoop smiling;

Nest is maid again;

More millow brought to a new hen!

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yashvardhan singh on May 29, 2012:

what all is i want is to show my talent but unfortunately i m not getting right place please help me out

Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD from Tumkur on May 23, 2012:

Hats off! You have done lot of home work to present this hub.Very useful This fact is prooved by the large number of comments it received.

Okware on December 04, 2011:

Iwould like the reply from the right people who can help me and just buy my poetry at affair price

Street Poet on December 02, 2011:

All i want 2 do is B heard

teena on October 06, 2011:

it is how good to make a tab on this page for authers by clicking on that they can submit their poems, stories etc.

mariefontaine from Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 2011:

You wanna talk about useful????? HELLO!!!!

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on August 15, 2011:

To set the records straight, this is an awesome hub. Extremely useful and informative. Great work

ExoticHippieQueen on July 27, 2011:

Thank you for the interesting and helpful info that I have learned here at your hub! Not sure yet where I want to start at. I always worry about the copyright thing when just sending your work off here and there into the world.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 21, 2011:

Thank-you, samiaali, qwidjib0 and Multiman.

Unknown...that's a great idea you have there, to frame and sell your work. That would also make the perfect personal gift. Good luck, hope you sell lots! Thanks for sharing.

Multiman on February 16, 2011:

Good article!

unknown on January 30, 2011:

you can always frame your work and sell them. thats what im going to do.

Victor Foncha on January 28, 2011:

Hey! what you all talking? O yeah, got it. We all love poetry.

qwidjib0 from IL on January 24, 2011:

Great information, thanks!

samiaali on January 18, 2011:

Hi Shirley Anderson! Thanks for a very informative Hub. I will check out some of these places! :)

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 09, 2011:

Hi, Anthony. Yes, paying poetry markets can be found but unfortunately, there are not an abundant number of them. I'm not a poet but I can imagine that it must be frustrating not to be able to find a home for your work.

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Anthony Souls on November 11, 2010:

Interesting list, I should check it out and see- Didn't know that people were able to sell poetry now a days.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 05, 2010:

Glad there is something helpful here for you, Doug. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Doug Turner Jr. on November 04, 2010:

Important research here for those of us who want to publish poetry someday. I will definitely be returning to this hub as a reference site. Thank you, Shirley.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 27, 2010:

VietnamVet, I hope you are able to use some of this information to find a good home for your poetry. Good luck with it, and thanks for dropping by.

vietnamvet68 from New York State on September 04, 2010:

i love writing poetry, i will have to look into this, thanks Great Hub

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 03, 2010:

You're welcome, CBM! Soon, you will be ready and brave enough to let an editor read your work. That is not for the faint of heart, it's scary the first time. Please don't let fear stop you! Thanks for dropping in, CBM.

Hi, Jason. I hope these links will provide you with a good market for your poetry. Thank-you for your comment.

jason robin moore on September 02, 2010:

hi i really neeed to know where 2 publish my poems

CBM1987 on August 30, 2010:

Thanks for the info Shirley though i'm not so sure of publishing anything i've done just yet its nice to know people do like poetry

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 26, 2010:

Hi, Sampada. I hope that you do write poetry if that is what you want. Hopefully, there is something in this hub that will help you.

sampada on August 24, 2010:

i want to write a poetry

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 19, 2010:

Thank-you, Seraphim11. I hope something here helps you get some of your poetry published. Best of luck!

Thanks, MMAZone!

TheMMAZone from Kansas on July 01, 2010:

Great hub Shirley, and it looks very popular with the large amount of comments you have had on it, very impressive!

seraphim11 on June 28, 2010:

thanks for the links! I am very interested in getting my poetry out there to share with the world.. Thanks :)

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 25, 2010:

Santosh, I have heard that things are pretty tough for publishers lately. I wish that were not so, I'd hate to see us lose publishers.

Regarding poetry, I believe that it will always be. Poets are usually good at protecting the genre in one form or another.

Thank-you for your comment. I wish you much luck with your poetry.

santosh1946 on May 20, 2010:

Getting the poem published is very tough, as there is no easy sale of poetry anthologies. Increased rates of shipping, designing the cover, heavy printing costs, lack of public interest and rising materialism-these factors make it tough for a small publisher to break-even. I hope things will improve, as there is no civilized society without poetry.

Santosh Kumar

Peace poet, haiku poet

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 11, 2010:

Astra, congrats on publishing your first hub poem! Hope something here will help you sell your poetry to other markets. Thanks so much for your comment.

Thank-you, Lalesu! Yes, I do have two extremes going on when it comes to poetry, I guess. :) Thanks for commenting.

lalesu from south of the Mason-Dixon on April 08, 2010:

Between your interest in the wholesome doctor and the macabre Poe there lies years of great care for us fledglings of poetry and prose. Thank you for your time and effort.

Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on March 22, 2010:

Thanks for the info on where to publish poetry, I have just published my first hub poem, and I was looking for just this kind of information. You're a star!

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 16, 2010:

Thank-you, PinkHawk.

pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on March 15, 2010:

...quite interesting! thank you for sharing ma'am... :)

sohail on March 03, 2010:

i want to make money by the help of poetry by net

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 27, 2010:

Moulik Mistry, I'm glad that you were able to drop by, thank-you! Hope you found it interesting and helpful.

Hi, Becca. Oh, I hope you do get published....and come back and tell us. I get so excited when I hear success stories!

Yes, we have some pretty amazing writers here on HP.

Very best of luck to you!

Becca Hubbard-Woods from Outside your window. on February 18, 2010:

I've never even thought about getting my poetry published, I just like to share it. But now that I've read this, I think my mindset has shifted a bit. I look forward to checking out these sites and thanks for the info! I see you've reeled in some of my favorite poets on HP just by writing this! : )

Moulik Mistry from Burdwan, West Bengal, India on February 08, 2010:

Very useful discussions, thank you everybody...

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 26, 2010:

Hi, Kimberley! Congrats on your win and welcome to HubPages! Re explaining the hub thing wow, that's a big topic. There are lots of help pages and hubbers have written some really excellent hubs about the topic but I'll put it in extremely basic terms: write a high quality hub (800 words is good but fewer is acceptable), add a good quality picture or video and hit the publish button.

What happens after depends on why you signed up. I'm assuming it was to fulfill your writing passion and get exposure, as you mentioned. Hit the forums and join discussions, visit other people's hubs and leave useful comments, post links on your website (you do have one, right?) and your blog. Put your link(s) in allowed forum signatures on sites that can help you get noticed in the way that you want to. Naturally, no spamming allowed. Word will gradually spread, honest. You can start here at HP and the ripples will move farther afield over time and you can tell editors that you write online, supplying the links to back it up.

Best of luck with the poetry markets, Kimberley. If you have something exciting happen, I hope you'll come back and tell us. I just love a happy story! :)

Kimberley on January 17, 2010:

Hi Shirley :)

I'm new here and have been reading all these posts. Could you please explain the hub thing to me LOL

I have been writing for ages a passion of mine, I even submitted a poem a few years back, and was lucky to see I won, the gift was having it published and put into their book. I'm trying to get my name out there, get some credibility, to go a little further. Thanks so much for your time

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 18, 2009:

Hi, Tai. Your link got caught in the spam filter, so I'm posting the relevant part of your comment here.

Tai says, "Hey, i am a kid with open mind and i love great poetry. i always do free verse and my teacher always love my poetry. i just wonder where can i sell my poetry or at least try to."

Try any of the above Tai. Above all, don't give up. Keep working on writing the best poetry you can, follow publisher guidelines to the letter and keep submitting.

Best of luck, Tai!

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 09, 2009:

Rajeev, I will be more than happy to add any publishers that I come across that will increase your odds of selling some of your poetry. I should tell you though, that I don't usually work in that venue so I don't see them very often.

You are obviously passionate about your poetry and I wish you much luck in finding a publisher who appreciates your work.

Thank-you for your comment, Rajeev.

rajeev bhargava on December 03, 2009:

hi shirley,

i'm constantly on the lookout for publishers who will accept my poems for publication. it's been a long journey in my writing career to polish up my works and now that i have, i would love to hear from you and any other sources that are interested. i enjoyed this site and found the information very useful. thanks.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 01, 2009:

Gee, Jarad, I've never worked with poetry, I suck at it but there are lots of hubbers who have experience submitting poems. I'll bet that they could give you some valuable information.

Good luck with your poetry.

Jarad86 on November 29, 2009:

I got poems and quotes that make my friends and family tear up and they said i should start trying to sell my work... i add art into creativity of words... not too sure how to go about doing so. so please anyone with any help let me know please

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2009:

Glad it helped, Kimberly!

lyricsingray on November 25, 2009:

This was really helpful - thanks, Kimberly

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 08, 2009:

Thanks for the offer, Tom. Perhaps our poetry hubbers will want to take advantage of that opportunity.

Invictus, thank-you for reading and commenting!

I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s on November 04, 2009:

Thanks, great insight! :)

tomdhum from memphis tn on October 01, 2009:

got a poem or just a thought post it on my hub

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 24, 2009:

Liking to rhyme is a good thing, Gwennie. It's just not something that I do.

I'd love to hear what your experiences are with any of these, especially since I don't do the poetry thing myself.

I looked for the link above so that I could refer readers to your comment but I couldn't find it. Is it there and I'm missing it?

Thanks, Gwennie!

gwennies pen on September 22, 2009:

Thanks for the info, as I do like poetry... as maybe you can tell when you read some of them in my hubs? Don't know why, but I like to rhyme. I will be checking out some of the links, and will let you know how they turn out. is now It is not as user friendly, as I found out recently when trying to access my poems written there, which I had over a year invested of writing for them.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 29, 2009:

Darren, your comment got caught in the spam filter. I assume because of the link at the bottom.

Good for you being so pro-active with your poetry! Good luck with your self-publishing and thanks for visiting my hub.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 29, 2009:

Thank-you, Smireles. Hope the info is helpful.

Michele, congrats on your publishing success! I'm afraid that I suffer from the lack of patience, as well. Usually, I say that I'm tolerant, not patient.

Thanks for dropping by to read and for sharing your good news. :)

Michele Brenton aka banana the poet on August 29, 2009:

I am about 3 weeks away from publishing my first poetry book. I'm self publishing it and it is a bit different from the usual poetry books hence its title Alternative Poetry Books the Yellow edition.

I'm planning on bringing out six more in the series to comprise a rainbow of slim volumes!

I'm putting silly/funny poetry on the 'odd' pages and 'serious' poetry on the 'even' pages.

I would be very pleased if you popped along to either of my poetry blogs - the silly poetry is linked to from my name. I am always glad to have feedback from non-poetry buffs as you are exactly the sort of person I write my funny poetry for. I like to think of it as tightly structured and sometimes rhyming observational comedy.

Great article/hub by the way - very informative and useful.

I did once sell a poem but I can't bear waiting for the acceptance/rejection then the waiting for the publication and not being able to publish the poem online until after that happens. So I just bung them online as soon as I write them to see what people think :) Patience may well be a virtue, but it isn't one of mine :)

(Poet)Darren B. Rankins on August 19, 2009:

I started putting my poetry out on the poetry websites using the poet's market then getting published in books, newspapers and magazines. Then I decieded to start my own magazine and publishing my own books and more. Anyone can do this it just takes time and staying well focus.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 10, 2009:

I'm glad this proved helpful to you, Smireles. Good luck with getting your poetry published. Hope we get to see your work in a publication soon!

Sandra Mireles from Texas on August 09, 2009:

Thanks for the links. I do appreciate the information.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 16, 2009:

Oh Lucey, if you are even marginally good, you're better at them than I am. :)

I'm not a big poetry lover but I have a lot of respect for people who are. I always wondered what was wrong with me, I thought that all writers were supposed to get high from reading sonnets. Sadly, I am missing that gene. :)

Hope some of these links will be of some help to you! Thanks for coming by.

Lucey Knight from North Richland Hills, Texas on July 16, 2009:

What great information. I'm not the best at poems, but I love trying. I will have to check out some of the sites you listed.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 16, 2009:

lxxy, hi! Gotta love Poe! I'm not sure which was more tragic - his plot lines or his life. :)

Thanks for coming by!

lxxy from Beneath, Between, Beyond on July 16, 2009:

The bells, bells, bells...

...okay, maybe not. For sure this isn't a dreary piece, go POE!

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 13, 2009:

You're welcome, Crystal. Good luck with placing your work, hope that there was something helpful for you here. Thanks for coming by.

CrystalLily from York, PA on July 12, 2009:

Thanks for all the information in this hub! I will be submitting some of my poems to those sites!

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 07, 2009:

Thanks, Ajcor! Hope this helps you. I knew when that we had a lot of Aussies on HP, so when I found one for your part of the world, I got pretty excited about being able to provide a link.

Best of luck! If you sell any of your poetry, please come back and tell us so we can celebrate with you.

ajcor from NSW. Australia on May 07, 2009:

great hub Shirley - am going to check out your links to publish my poetry - especially the aussi one! thanks

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 07, 2009:

GM! You came to read my humble hub you groovy hubber, you! Thanks a lot!

GeneriqueMedia from Earth on May 07, 2009:

Thanks again for this neato Hub. =)

david on April 14, 2009:

i just like peom

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 18, 2009:

SirDent! I see a message above that says you were by 6 months ago...I didn't realize it was here, sorry!

Broteem, thank-you for coming by my hub. I'm glad that you enjoyed the comments. I think they are a fun part of any hub.

I admire poets and poetry readers. Poetry has never been something that I've excelled in, but I can appreciate that talent in others.

Do not worry, Broteem. If people do not leave comments, it doesn't mean that your poetry is not being read. Some people read and enjoy without commenting and some just give you a 'thumbs up' without mentioning it.

HubPages isn't the best platform for poetry per se. Try writing a hub that explains something about poetry - how to write it well, how to sell it, etc. You will likely get comments with that type of subject matter.

Best of luck. I'll drop by your hubs soon and have a peek.

broteem from KHARAGOUR on January 17, 2009:

A great work it is. Persons interested in poetry are sure to be benefited. I have been enjoying the humor spread all through the writings.

Poetry is great. Poets are great too. But the readers of poetry are greater. Am I right, Sir?

I have submitted a few of my poems in a hub here in the No comments I have received yet. I do still wait as I know waiting has no alternative. Let this at least be true to a person who wants to remain true to himself.

SirDent on July 15, 2008:

I love open invitations. My mind can grasp many different meanings from that. :P

I am in the chatroom if you're interested.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 15, 2008:

LOL, I doubt it very much.

Thx for coming back here! You have an open invitation to come and hang out anytime.

SirDent on July 15, 2008:

Shirley it seems you are getting hit on here. Do you think memuna wants a date?

I love this hub. Just had to come back again and check it out.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 02, 2008:

Memuna, who are you please?

memuna on July 02, 2008:

i was wondering if u can call me at 2404326436 or e-mail me at

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 03, 2008:

Good luck with submitting your poety,Healwell. Let us know how it goes for you.

Barin Mehta from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA on June 03, 2008:

Thank you Shirly for informing here with good poetry sites! I am a poet basically and writing poems in my language. I have few poems in English also, but all are prose poems! Here on hubpages I have put 3 poems!

By the way this information will help to get a good site for poems! Thanks!

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 01, 2008:

"I want to find out if I have an untapped talent more than anything else."

Gawn, I'm certain that you do, you just have to connect with it.

Gawn Fishin' from Vancouver, BC on June 01, 2008:

Thank you Shirley, I am a big chicken. Each of my hubs get braver, and i am composing one now with 2 of my best poems. At least i think they are my best!

Fly Fishing is the only style of fishing that I have never done. I met one of the editors of Pacific Fisherman Magazine on a long range tuna trip. I don't want him to publish an article just because of our friendship. I think I will stick to this format for a very long time. I am not looking for money. I want to find out if I have an untapped talent more than anything else. Thank YOU, Gawn

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 01, 2008:

Hi Gawn Fishing.  I'm glad you're feeling comfortable here!  Sounds like you hope to also see your words in print in a venue outside of Hubpages.  That's great.  Whether you decide to get used to exposing yourself (in a writer's fashion) here first, or just go for it elsewhere, depends on how much of a confident risk-taker you are. 

I'm kind of timid about others seeing my work initially, so I would get used to that by publishing here, then branch out to other sites to make sure I really am good and it wasn't a fluke, then I would submit.  But like I said, I'm a chicken.

Personally, I think that if you feel really good about what you've written, and you've got enough knowledge of your craft and how to do submissions, then I'd say go for it.  Heck do both Hubpages and submitting if you can keep the original works comin'.

By the way, if you do fly fishing, you can try submitting an article to American Angler.  I can send you the link if you want, or you can find it in my Places to Sell Your Writing II hub.  I'm not sure what kind you do, but if it is fly fishing, you might be able to sell something to AA.

Wherever you submit to, please remember to read and adhere to the submission guidelines of the publication.

Good luck, GF.

Gawn Fishin' from Vancouver, BC on June 01, 2008:

Hello Shirley, I have some poetry that I wrote over the years. Here at Hub Pages is the first place I have ever written anything for public view. Should I Hub a few of my poems, before braving another element? Does that change my ability to stay in the amature ranks? Technically, things are sold from our hub pages. Thanks to you, and others like you, I have found a comfort zone hubbing.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 08, 2008:

Terrific information, Bluerabbit! Thanks for your comment and your contribution.

bluerabbit on May 08, 2008:

Here's the link to Poets and Writers.

bluerabbit on May 08, 2008:

It depends on what kind of poetry you write. If you write greeting card verse, you can do pretty well. Blue Mountain Arts and some other companies accept submissions. Go to the greeting card store; see who publishes the cards you like best, then check their sites for specific guidelines. Writer's Market also has listings and tips.

Song writers make a lot for lyrics. Check out books on the subject for industry-specific hints. Beware of contests, though. Many are rip-offs.

Serious poets usually are not paid, except in copies. If you write serious contemporary free verse, check the site of Poets and Writers Magazine. They have great advice and the best listings. Summer is a good time to write, but hold your serious poems until the fall. Most quarterlies and anthologies use university staffs and students to read manuscripts, so there are not many markets until late August or September. Again, beware of contests, especially a certain huge online poetry community which I will not name. They want you to buy their books, which you will probably find disappointing, and attend their conventions. These are for-profit operations, with the profits coming from contributers, not readers.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 28, 2008:

Betty Jo - That's funny. I've never thought of poetry as efficient before. :)

There are hubbers who are members of Triond....Uninvited Writer is one. Perhaps a question posed in the forums would be helpful for you.

Then again, you could just win the $10,000 poetry contest that is listed in my Places to Enter Contests Online hub. :) Good luck whatever you do!

Betty Jo Petty from Arkansas, U.S.A. on April 28, 2008:

Getting anything published would be great.

I do write some poetry. I've always liked poetry, and to write articles on they have to be three-fifty to four hundred words. Poetry can be 75 words, so I go with the poetry for saving time.

Although, all things cannot be written as poetry!

I tried getting onto Triond, and found it a little confusing. Maybe I will check back with it. Betty Jo

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 21, 2008:

Hi Randell. I am familiar with Triond. Some of the hubbers are also members there. As I understand it, it is a good place to publish.

I applaud your bravery in putting your poems out there for the world. The first time is scarey. Keep going, it will pay off for you in one manner or another.

Good luck!

Shirley :)

Randall Parsley on April 20, 2008:


I've been writing poetry and short stories since the age of eleven. Last year I confronted my ultimate fear and submitted some of my poetry to The group.they published my poetry on authspot .com, where I now have close to 100 poems published. Though the pay isn't much, but it gives those writers who haven't been published yet a place to start. They also have a comments section at the bottom of each poem. You may want to add to your list of Online poetry sites. It publishes all types of content including short stories, articles journal entries etc. There are a good many excellent writers at this site that publish with them on a regular basis, myself included. Read your article and found it very informative.

R.B. Parsley

P.S. Check it out.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 18, 2008:

You're very welcome, Patricia. Good luck with your poetry!

patricia williams on April 18, 2008:

I have looked for info many places for publishing my poetry and it is very much appreciated thank you for some sort of direction to go in.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 10, 2008:

C.S. Alexis - thx for reading, and for passing it on. I love sharing this kind of information.

C.S.Alexis from NW Indiana on April 10, 2008:

I sent an email to a friend for this page. Thanx for the info.

Shirley Anderson (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 06, 2008:

I would love to hear if anyone gets their poetry published from one of these links. Direct feedback is the best way to find out what a publisher is really like to work with.

Jenevieve on April 03, 2008:

Thank you! I am looking forward to checking out these links and reading your future articles! Jenevieve

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