View Full Version : Poetry Resources & Paying Markets

09-02-2004, 03:30 AM
Want to get Paid for your poetry? :money

Tired of worrying which contests are legit? :huh

Need to know who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poety in 1982?
(Sylvia Plath)

Here's some links to get you started down the right path. If you're new to writing poetry, you'll find places with information to hone your craft. If you're new to submitting, I wish you luck finding homes for your works.

Feel free to post any links here that you've found useful.

Wind Publications (http://windpub.com/)
Toward the bottom there are links for Beginners and Contests

Awards for Poetry (http://www.literature-awards.com/awards_for_poetry.htm)

Poetic Voices (http://www.poeticvoices.com/)
So much to choose from here. News, reviews, the mechanics, poets' web sites...just click...you'll see

Poets & Writers Magazine (http://www.pw.org/mag/)
TIMELESS! (Click on classifieds for paying markets)

Poets.org (http://www.poets.org)
make some time - You'll spend all day browsing here.

09-02-2004, 06:07 PM
link to the guidelines page

Guideposts for Kids (http://www.gp4k.com/frontpage/guidelines.asp)

09-02-2004, 06:18 PM
If you are under 18, this might be the place for you.

(click on "Get Published" at the top)

TeenVoices Online (http://www.teenvoices.com/tvhome.html)

09-02-2004, 06:27 PM
Another magazine by teens, for teens. On line and in print.

Link to guidelines page.

Positive Teen (http://www.positiveteensmag.com/submissions.htm)

09-02-2004, 06:34 PM
for ages 13 - 19

Neat site AND they pay for your poetry!

Volume - nocommentweb (http://www.nocommentweb.com/)

09-03-2004, 10:05 PM
It's the big time!

Link to the guidelines page

The Atlantic Online (http://www.theatlantic.com/letters/edlet.htm#submissions)

09-09-2004, 07:28 PM
Offbeat. Low Pay.

guidelines link

AntiMuse (http://www.antimuse.org/cgi-bin/pageserver.cgi?page=submissions&title=Submissions)

09-09-2004, 07:31 PM
Scotland's Quality Literary Magazine

Main Site

Chapman (http://www.chapman-pub.co.uk/)

09-09-2004, 07:43 PM
Now accepting electronic submissions.

Guidelines page
The Missouri Review (http://www.missourireview.com/info/guidelines.php)

09-09-2004, 07:57 PM
"The magazine for the young intellectual"

Submissions/Guidelines/Editorial Calendar

Citizen Culture (http://www.citizenculture.com/submit/index.html)

09-09-2004, 08:13 PM
Retierment, Aging and the Christian Faith

Mature Years Magazine
The United Methodist Publishing House
201 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37202
Email: matureyears@umpublishing.org (matureyears@umpublishing.org)
Marvin W. Cropsey, Editor

Guidelines by mail with SASE or by email.

Poetry, fiction, etc.

09-12-2004, 06:57 PM
Easy to navigate. No graphics. Sections for Beginner and Advanced.

Discusses word choice, modernist poetry, performing poetry, and lots more.

Poetry Magic (http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/index.html)

10-01-2004, 01:15 AM
Astropoetica (http://www.astropoetica.com) is looking for poems of any length, style, or genre that explore astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, and/or archaeoastronomy. Scientific, mythic, historical, multicultural, and personal approaches are all welcome.

They pay $5 (US) per accepted poem for one time electronic rights, paid on acceptance.

Personal note: I was paid $5 for a poem of mine soon after they accepted it so from my experience, it's true that they pay $5 on acceptance.

Submission Guidelines (http://www.astropoetica.com/guidelines.html)

10-01-2004, 02:35 AM
Capper's Magazine (http://www.cappers.com/) publishes historical, inspirational, nostalgic, family-oriented, travel and human-interest stories along with poetry, fiction, and photos.

Check their Contributors Guidelines (http://www.cappers.com/section.php?id=gui) for more info.

Personal note: They paid me $15 upon acceptance of one of my poems so from my experience with them, their claims are true.

10-01-2004, 03:01 AM
Country Woman is looking for poetry to feature on the back covers of future issues. All poems need to have rhythm and rhyme, and they need to be seasonal in nature. Length can be 12-24 lines.

Their May/June 2004 issue says they'll pay you standard rates, but doesn't specify the rates. However, their guidelines (which I received shortly before the May/June 2004 issue) say they pay $10-$25 for poems.

They also publish short fiction, articles and several other features.

Write for guidelines -

Country Woman Magazine
Editorial Office
5400 S. 60th Street
Greendale, Wisconsin 53129-1404

Kathleen Anderson, Managing Editor

Personal note: Can't say that I've been paid by this publication (yet), but I have submitted to and been rejected by them and they seem to be prompt and courteous with their responses, including when I requested a copy of their guidelines.

For reference, their website is here: www.countrywomanmagazine.com/ (http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/)

10-19-2004, 08:30 PM
Accepts poetry, fiction, reviews and articles

Poetry Guidelines are here (http://www.uregina.ca/arts/english/wascana/wrpoetry.htm)

Pays $10.00 for poetry

10-19-2004, 08:42 PM
INK POT - A print Literary Journal

Has very specific guidelines here. (http://www.literarypotpourri.com/Standards/Guide_PO.html)

Pays $5.00 per poem. Also accepts short stories, flash fiction, visual arts and creative nonfiction.

inkpots.net (http://www.inkpots.net/)

10-19-2004, 08:54 PM
Note: May 2005 : Closed - See here:

Side Reality Guidelines (http://www.sidereality.com/guidelines.htm)
Speculative and experimental poetry

Pays $2.00 - $10.00 via PayPal.

Also accepts articles, reviews and art.

11-17-2004, 02:28 AM
Ancient Paths

Pays $1 and 1 free copy of the magazine per poem, upon acceptance

www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/magazine/table.html (http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/magazine/table.html)

11-17-2004, 06:39 PM
It would be useful to have a few lines about what each market is after. Ancient Paths being Christian content only, for example.

01-09-2005, 09:02 AM
I tried to post a very good link for a long list of Christian poet paying markets, but after three tries, I gave up.

But the site is

www.christianwritersinfo.net/poetpaying.htm (http://www.christianwritersinfo.net/poetpaying.htm)

when I tried to put the http:// before it, and the .htm at the end, it left out some letters in the middle.

Anyway, the pay is quite good for the majority of the list.

EEK! I have done this before, it's not me, but now it left out the httpwith the : and the // between the words the and before it. Maybe it's a really, really good site?? A secret perhaps? :lol

I think you are all quite smart enough to figure it out.

By the way, Hi, I'm Denise, joined last night. Please don't judge me by the unwilling gods of communication.:hat

[Denise, I fixed it. Don't fret, EZ board has messed with all of us at some time or another... Betty]

01-31-2005, 04:21 AM
Word Soup,

Thank you for sharing this information. I plan on putting it to good use. :)

02-07-2005, 10:45 PM
www.winningwriters.com/contestflomp.htm (http://www.winningwriters.com/contestflomp.htm)

No entry fee. Enter by April 1st, 2005.

02-16-2005, 06:22 PM
Welcome to the new and improved Water Cooler!

This sticky thread is for Resources and Paying Markets. Anyone is welcome to add info here. If you have a contest, please add it to the "Contests" sticky thread.
(I don't think I can move the archived post above this one, but I will move any new posts that wind up in the wrong spot)

As Vein suggested above, include any pertinent information. ie Christian only, or accepts Canadian writers only.

- Jen, aka WordSoup

OHH! Pretty colors!

Sorry, had to play :o

02-16-2005, 06:29 PM
based in Canada, but accepts both Canadian and international poetry. Pays $30.


also has a contest - Deadline: March 1

02-21-2005, 02:28 AM
THEMA Literary Journal


Pays $10 for poems. Also accepts short stories, short-shorts, artwork etc. Must work in theme.

02-21-2005, 02:38 AM
Decompositions - Horror


Dark Poetry

Click on Entrails for submission guidelines.

Only pays $2, but accepts reprints. Looking for artwork,too.

02-21-2005, 02:45 AM
Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion

accepts fiction, poetry, essays, visual arts, etc.


Submission Guidelines under Masthead. Pays $2.00/line.

02-21-2005, 03:09 AM
Meadowbrook Press - Humor for children (not written by children)

(think Shel Silverstein) Carefully metered and rhymed lines.


find submission guidelines under About Us -- $100 if your poem is picked for a project. (Read the rules carefully)

02-22-2005, 07:25 PM
Ploughshares has a reading period. Literary - Poetry and Fiction

Read submission guidelines and FAQ. $25/ pg.

02-22-2005, 07:30 PM
Shenandoah has a reading period.


Pays $2.50/line

Also accepts cover art, fiction, prose, essays

02-24-2005, 08:13 AM
Hi, all,

I sent an item to SideReality. Unfortunately, got an email back right away saying they were closed. Too bad...

Happy acceptances, Susie:)

02-25-2005, 12:05 AM
If I may put a call out for markets that buy inspirational poetry I would be so grateful. I've been doing tons of research and haven't come up with as many as I would hope for. Maybe some of you have had better luck or have a market I haven't found yet.

Thanks in advance ! :Thumbs:

William Haskins
02-25-2005, 01:26 AM
for posting these links.

02-25-2005, 06:53 AM
Susie: Thanks for the heads-up

William: you're very welcome

Arisa: I'm workin' on it!

02-25-2005, 07:01 AM

Over 48,000 poems to search

Almost 40,000 song lyrics
(They have the lyrics to In-a-gadda-da-vida)

(Wonder if they have anything by Meatloaf?)


OK - back to more research - I promise

Edited to add: Worthwhile links, too

02-25-2005, 07:37 AM
Poetry Canada - Culture, Diversity, Inspiration

Pays $5.00


02-25-2005, 09:49 PM
You're more than welcome, Word Soup, and thanks very much for all your efforts. It really helps!

Happy acceptances, Susie

Betty W01
02-25-2005, 10:28 PM
Several markets only pay in copies.

The e-mail addresses for The Mennonite, Alive! Now, and Purpose; and the URL for The Lutheran Digest have a space that must be removed to make the address work.

The www links for the following magzines have one too many W's in them, which must be removed after you copy and paste the URL into your search box:

Bible Advocate; Christian Social Action; Creation Illustrated; Foursquare World Advance; The Other Side; and Preserving Christian Homes.

God bless your submitting efforts, y'all!

03-14-2005, 01:53 AM
I know this is a bit off topic, but does anyone here know anything about Poetry magazine? They say they buy all rights, but copyright can be returned to author upone request for publication in book, and they pay a pretty decent sum ($6 a line- unlimited length). So, I'm wondering-thoughts/previous experiences w/this publication? Thanks for your input!


03-27-2005, 09:31 PM
I found this poetry link site and thought it was a good one. Hope you like it. Much good luck!


Happy Easter, Susie:)

03-30-2005, 05:55 PM
The Tales' Realm - Science Fiction and Fantasy Webzine.

Accepts fiction and poetry.

Pays 1/4 cent/word for poetry, 1/10 cent/word reprints. Avant-garde, free verse, haiku, light verse, traditional. Guidelines online.


03-30-2005, 06:52 PM
The Poetry Kit

Poetry resources no matter where you live!

They have a newsletter.

04-07-2005, 02:19 AM
Does anyone know what sort of format one should use when submitting poetry for publication?

Is it expected, as it is with short fiction and such, to have a cover letter?

Any advice on this sorta' thayng?

Thanks :)

04-07-2005, 05:05 AM
I've been submitting poetry for a long time and I found that no cover letter is necessary. I double space my poetry, centered. Some poets leave it on the left, single-spaced. Always follow the guidelines as to what they want. Hope that helps. Much good luck.

warm regards, susie:)

William Haskins
04-07-2005, 05:29 AM
i skewer my poems on poison, flaming arrows and shoot them randomly into the air.

04-07-2005, 05:58 AM
i skewer my poems on poison, flaming arrows and shoot them randomly into the air.


04-07-2005, 06:25 AM
i skewer my poems on poison, flaming arrows and shoot them randomly into the air.

Sadly enough, they're probably much more likely to get published than mine :)

I'll try your way, William.

William Haskins
04-07-2005, 06:55 AM
just be careful. the rejection slips often flew back at me taped to bricks.

04-22-2005, 10:22 PM
The deadline for entering the 74th Annual Writerís Digest Writing Competition is approaching: May 16, 2005

Donít all go rolling your eyes :rolleyes: about the $5 entry fee and the average of 8,000 plus submissions in the poetry category alone! Real people do actually win this contest. My poem placed 8th last year in the non-rhyming category. My story placed 13th in the Short Short Competition.

Now, I ask you, honestly, what are my chances of pulling that off again? But hey, Iíd love to help someone else make it into the winnerís circle. So go ahead, give it a try. Post your entry, ask for feedback. Let everyone know you want to win! Access the feedback your fellow poets give you, then revise, revise, revise until it gleams, and then GO FOR IT! It looks great on the olí writing resume even if you earn an HM. Whatís the worse that can happen, youíll be out $5 bucks and have one finely polished poem that you can submit somewhere else.

You wonít know if you can do it, if you donít try :Thumbs:

04-30-2005, 02:22 AM

Literary Journal - accepts subs from around the world. Looking for original, unpublished short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Pays between $50 & $200! Send as word attachments to britni d. jackson

http://www.lorraineandjames.blogspot.com/ - Their blog - obviously

04-30-2005, 03:38 AM

Pays $15 per poem - generally a Southeastern US theme

sub by snail mail. Accepts submissions for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography

05-13-2005, 04:58 PM
AGNI Magazine, Boston University


Guidelines under "About Us"

Accepts poetry, short fiction and essays.. online also accepts reviews and interviews

Pays $10 to $150

Reading period: by snail mail only - Sept. 1 to May 31

05-13-2005, 05:17 PM
The Anitoch Review


Accepts articles, fiction, poetry and reviews...has a reading period for each
sub by snail mail only, no sim subs.
Pays $15/printed pg.

(reading period for poetry has passed, but that just gives poets until the fall to hammer out the kinks in at least three poems)

05-15-2005, 12:45 AM
Ohio Writer magazine had an article this month called "Poetry: You Do Not Have to Pay to Play." I know NOTHING about poetry, so I don't know if these markets are already in this thread or widely known. However, the author of the piece is someone named Behlor Santi and his (her?) email address is brooklyn-writer2002@yahoo.com (they broke up the brooklyn and writer with a hyphen but I can't quite figure out if there are spaces before and after the hypen - sorry!)

Ohio Writer is not available online (the content isn't), but here are the markets the article lists as the end - good luck:

The Mennonite


Children's Better Health Institute

Over the Back Fence

Strange Horizons

The Other Side




The website for Ohio Writer contact info is www.pwlgc.com (http://www.pwlgc.com)

05-26-2005, 06:28 PM
I'm a novice, but this site looked interesting.


06-10-2005, 08:25 AM
Don't know if this has been posted already as a resource, but here it is:


Links to Online Submission Guidelines - Agents, Publishers, Markets for Writers

It has Paying and Low-Paying Markets lists w links to their guidelines, as mentioned.

I found it very helpful, together w the Writer's Market to verify update of rules and contacts, when I started to prepare my submissions.


06-10-2005, 08:40 AM
Check this out, too:


Paula Flemings Complete Market List: SciFi, Fantasy Horror

What's inside:

"Complete listing: All Markets on One Page" (w some explanations how to use it and meanings of data)

and below links to:

Pro markets; Semi-Pro markets; Contests and Anthos, all of them for Electronic and Print publications

Ralan Conley's market list (updated frequently)

Spicy Green Iguana (you'll find this amazing, as all the others I mentioned)

LitLink -literary markets

Speculations -Focus on paying markets, market news and articles. Bi-monthly plus e-mail update on off months.
Excellent material at the website, too.

SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America ) Bulletin - Do not need to be a SFWA member to subscribe.

For your good use http://absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif,


06-20-2005, 05:42 PM
The Quote Garden
Well-made site, easy on the eyes.

Quotes for lots of occasions. Quotes for teens, holidays, etc.

Quotes on poetry by poets.
(Hence my new siggy)

06-20-2005, 05:50 PM
Quotes by your favorite authors at the bottom.

There is also BrainyMusic, BrainyTranslation, BrainyEncyclopedia, BrainyDictionary, BrainyHistory, BrainyAtlas, BrainyGeography, and BrainyZip

I love this one...
A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ralphwaldo161266.html)

06-20-2005, 06:09 PM
I'm on a roll today...

The Quotations Page

Quotes on Poetry

Does this strike a bell with anyone?I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/26788.html)Oscar Wilde (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Oscar_Wilde/) (1854 - 1900)

06-20-2005, 06:26 PM
Work Haiku http://www.workhaiku.com/

Just so you know your not alone..... :ROFL:

Under "Links" there's "Beer Haiku" etc.
Toward the bottom more poetry links.

06-27-2005, 07:44 PM

For Christians only.

Read the guidelines carefully.

Pay: $15 CDN $10 US

06-29-2005, 04:59 PM

Offices in US and Canada

Guidelines and more under "Contribute"

Accepts: poetry, short & long fiction, humour, essays & reviews on any aspect of the arts or sciences, illustration, drawing, painting, photography, animation, cartoons, comics, graphics, web-based, design, etc.

Payment varies.

07-08-2005, 07:41 PM
Here's a fun e-zine! www.vacantfunhouse.com (http://www.vacantfunhouse.com)

Looking for poetry and short fiction. Pays.

07-25-2005, 07:37 PM
Building blocks of Old English Poetry

Building blocks of Sonnets

It's all brain-food!

07-25-2005, 07:40 PM
Blackbird - an online journal of literature and the arts.

reading period begins soon.


says they pay, doesn't say how much. Accepts fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

07-25-2005, 08:37 PM
Haikuworld and Dogwood Blossoms

links to Haiku magazines, etc.

07-29-2005, 08:29 PM

They do have a contest, but I added this site more for it's links.


What is cowboy poetry?


08-29-2006, 04:02 AM
Note to all: This information may be out of date! Please check. If you have any corrections, please PM me, and I'll perform the updates.

If you have anything to add, please add as per OP's guidelines.

08-30-2006, 11:18 PM
Here is a link from utmostchristianwriters.com that gives over 50 markets for Christian poetry. It's a couple years old, so you may want to double check on the listings...(compare to a current Writer's- or Poet's Market).


09-06-2006, 08:53 PM

This is a wonderful site for poetry lovers and learners.