Where To Sell Poetry Poetry Online
The following publications frequently accept new work covering a wide range of poetic topics:
1. Antigonish Review
The Antigonish Review is a creative-writing journal that was founded in 1970. It has remained one of Canada’s oldest continues literary magazines
2. Arts and letters
Arts and Letters accepts submissions periodically throughout the year and will notify you if your work was accepted 8-12 weeks after you submit it.
3. New Letters
New Letters accepts submissions to both their contests and their magazine.
4. The Sun Magazine
If your poem is accepted, it could be read by The Sun Magazine‘s 70,000+ readers.
A literary magazine that accepts essays, poetry, and fiction.
6. Boulevard Magazine
Boulevard Magazine is most interested in lesser-known or previously unpublished writers.
7. Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation accepts poetry through online submissions year-round.
8. Epoch Magazine
Poetry Foundation accepts poetry through online submissions year-round.
9. The Southern Review
The Southern Review publishes a new review four times per year.
10. ARC Poetry Magazine
ARC Poetry Magazine publishes original essays, interviews, and poems.
11. The Capilano Review
The Capilano Review frequently purchases work from poets.
12. Chicken Soup for the Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes soul-touching work.
13. Willow Springs Magazine
Willow Springs Magazine publishes twice per year and accepts poetry for most of the year.
Ruminate poets can earn through publication or prize money.
Crazyhorse accepts submissions for both fiction and non-fiction.
16. American Journal of Nursing
If you write poetry about your career as a nurse or the medical field, you could sell it to the American Journal of Nursing.
How Much Can You Earn By Selling Your Poetry?
You can anywhere between $1.50 – $300 per poem by selling it to an online publication or magazine. You can also potentially earn prize money when entering poetry-writing contests or passively earn by self-publishing on a blog or in book form.
Typical Guidelines for Poetry Submissions
- 100% original (this includes blogs – don’t put it on your blog)
- Follow submission directions – read everything carefully
- (Recommended) Read published poetry online
Get Paid to Sell Haikus and Short Poems Online
If you are a fan of writing haikus, you may be able to sell them at 50 Haikus. You can earn $1.50 for your haiku or $10 if it is picked as an editor’s favorite. You are also given a subscription if you are selected. The same company will publish short poems under Three Line Poetry.
Where to Sell Fantasy Poetry Online
1. Strange Horizons
Strange Horizons purchases literary poetry, including those written in the sci-fi/fictional category.
2. Dreams and Nightmares
Dreams and Nightmares primarily publishes poetry, but will also print short fiction.
3. Leading edge Magazine
Leading Edge Magazine prefers short stories, but will accept submissions in anything fantasy related.
Sell Poems for Children
If you enjoy writing poetry for children, you may be able to sell your work to one of the following:
1. Cricket Media
Cricket Media publishes material for kids between the ages 6 months to 14 years old.
2. Fun for Kidz Magazines
Fun For Kidz Magazines publishes content for children 6 times per year.
Alternative Ways to Make Money From Poems
You may also earn money through other avenues outside of magazine publication. Here are a few ideas:
Market your talents on Fiverr. Offer to write short personalized poems for birthdays or wedding anniversaries. People can add them to cards as a special gift to a loved one.
2. Personal Blog
If you keep a personal blog, you can add your poetry to it and potentially earn passive income over time through ad revenue. Unfortunately, there may not be a lot of search volume for your work and you will actively need to send people to the website.
3. Etsy or Amazon
Self publish your work and sell it online in booklet form. Many people enjoy reading new poetry and if you do some self-promotion, you may be able to make some sales.
Place fun couplets or haikus on cups, shirts, or more. There are many merchandising sites out there that will sell your ideas and give you passive income over time.
Tips for Writing Poetry for Publication
Poetry publication is a competitive field. You will need to be consistent and always strive to improve your craft. Practice writing your poetry and don’t be afraid to edit it or perfect it over time. Read it to your close friends and family and ask for their feedback. They may be able to give you some thoughts on how to improve it.
Don’t be afraid to try out a style you aren’t used to. You may find that you are better at another form of prose. Even if you return to your original style, your talents will have been stretched and you will likely write stronger poems.