Getting your writing published is something that every writer seeks. Seeing your work on a platform where many people can read and enjoy it provides a feeling of contentment that cannot be described. Getting your poetry published as a writer can be done on a variety of different platforms.

Getting your writing published is something that every writer seeks. Seeing your work on a platform where many people can read and enjoy it provides a feeling of contentment that cannot be described. Getting your poetry published as a writer can be done on a variety of different platforms.

Magazines

These are a great place to get published. Magazines are found in both electronic and non-electronic formats. When searching for publication sources for the electronic platforms of magazines, search online. For non-electronic forms publication information is generally in the back of the book.

When a magazine publishes poems they generally pay the writer for the full rights for the work. This will mean you don’t have the right to publish the work ever again. Some magazines will publish the rights to your work and can even put another writer’s name as the author of the poem if they want to. Magazines can publish one or a number of poems for a writer. You will receive your onetime payment for your work and they own it from now on.

Article content sites

An article content site that permits poems for submission is a great way to earn passive income.  This means you will earn income over and over again from the same poem.

An article content site will not pay you up front for your material. The poem is published at the site and Chitika, Google AdSense or similar companies share a portion of the advertising revenue with you. A great site for sharing revenue is Triond and Hubpages for writers who submit poems.

Advertisers will match their ads with your specific content and each page view is a payment shared between you and the content site.  The more page views you receive the greater your reimbursement. If a reader makes a purchase from an advertiser you can also gain income from sharing in purchased items. This means if you submit a poem six months ago or a year from now, you will earn again and again for the same content.

There are a few content sites that are on the web that will pay for content up front. However, many of these work with clients that request a specific form or type of content and poetry usually doesn’t fall in this venue.

Self-publish your own eBook

Self-publishing your own eBook is a wonderful way to earn revenue without sharing your revenue and earn a passive form of income. EBooks are extremely popular at this time with the advent of the Kindle and eBooks are cheaper than paper books and easier to purchase and access.

Self-publication of a book is getting very easy with software and other instructions available on the web. Take a gamble and write your own eBook of poetry and earn revenue.

Publish a hard back book of poetry

Publication of a hard back book is almost always done through a literary agent. However, literary agents will rarely work with a book of poetry. A book of poetry doesn’t generally provide enough income for a literary agent to take a poet as a client. A literary agent receives anywhere from 10-20 percent of the income generated by selling the rights to a book. A book of poems doesn’t bring the literary agent enough money to interest them. However, if you have another book other than poetry that the literary agent sells for you for publication they may throw in the book of poetry as a favor.

Literary agents are responsible for bringing together publishers and writers. Publishing a hard back book of poetry is not impossible, but it certainly is rare.

These are several ways to publish your poetry. Getting your poetry published as a writer can be a difficult or hard task depending on what route your take. Don’t let this stop you from going forward with your efforts for poetry writing. Continue to write and publish on different formats. Many poets make a great living writing poetry and getting it published.

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  • Tiki33 on Nov 18, 2011

    Great information shared here. I’m thinking about self publishing. I want ti write a book and be successful at it. Thanks for writing thsi article.

  • Tulan on Nov 18, 2011

    Good information for poetry writers.

  • Wrath Warbone on Nov 18, 2011

    That’s a drag about the magazine getting full rights and the writer getting nothing but a small single payment. No thanks.

  • Eunice Tan on Nov 18, 2011

    Very nice. I agree with you

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