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90 NO FEE poetry book publishers via Authors Publish + important tips on submitting your manuscript

It’s so important to do your homework before sending your manuscript to a publisher. Make sure to take notes for each publisher you research. You will most likely want to compare them to each other before deciding where you want to submit. Make sure the press is the […]

My Year of Writing Poetry Book Reviews – guest post by Deborah Bacharach

In my thirty years of writing, I had only published four poetry book reviews until last year. So ending the year with sixteen reviews written and published took a major shift in attitude and practice. You could do this too. why review Reviewing is certainly about being a […]

10 NO FEE Submission Calls for BIPOC in Dec. 2020 by Camille Wanliss

Galleyway is an online platform that spotlights opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) writers in literature, poetry, television, film, and theater. In addition, we produce audio readings, a video interview series, and facilitate weekly virtual writing sessions. I founded the site in 2016 in response to […]

5 Tips to Jump-start Your Writing – guest post by Janice Northerns

Maybe, like me, you’ve had productive stretches as a writer, but for whatever reason—boredom, changed circumstances, lost confidence —you’ve hit a fallow period. You’re not writing, and the longer you go without writing, the harder it is to start again. In graduate school, I wrote prolifically, but from […]

Finding Transformation Through Poetry – guest post by Mela Blust

I found transformation through poetry. I remember reading poems that literally changed my life. Like, after reading them, I could breathe again. I found self-acceptance, worth, and hope in the breathtaking sadness of Kim Addonizio’s “To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall”. I went on to […]

What I Wish Writers Knew About Dyscalculia – guest blog post by Sister Lou Ella Hickman

Ever hear someone say, “People can do just about anything if he or she can read but they can get along well without math”? Reality check. Imagine your frustration if you couldn’t do something as simple as balance a checkbook on a regular basis, make change, deal with […]

Sticks & Stones: How to Write a Poetry Newsletter – guest blog post by Erica Goss

In 2017, I decided to start a newsletter. I named it Sticks & Stones after the childhood chant “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Of course, words can and do hurt, and are far more powerful than mere sticks and stones, but […]

The Beginners Guide to Free Verse Poetry – guest blog post by Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed.

Memoir workshops are ideal for introducing the beautiful art of poetry writing. Many of my students have not yet experienced the joys of writing free verse. This blog post illustrates how I teach this workshop. Free verse is not just another vehicle to tell your story. It’s so […]

How To Market Your Poetry Online – guest blog post by Hayley Zelda

Not everyone in modern times truly appreciates poetry. It's often linked to old sonnets and pretty love rhymes. But as a poet, you know there's much more to it than meets the eye. Just like short stories, novellas, and books, poetry has different genres, styles, and rules.  Marketing […]

Creativity: On the Page and At the Launch – guest blog post by Elizabeth Jorgensen, Nancy Jorgensen

Poets and writers are creative. On paper, we concoct characters and emotions. We invent forms and structure. We imagine people and places. We use the latest technology to research our work and appeal to readers. We write, edit and revise so no verse or phrase or word is […]

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