Friday, July 15, 2016

Excellent resources for poets ready to excel


This newly updated list of resources can help you enhance the writing, revising, and submitting of your poems to appropriate poetry journals, anthologies, and e-zines. Once you have placed a number of poems with editors of print or online publications, you'll be better prepared to approach a publisher of poetry chapbooks or books of poems.

American Academy of Poets – Searchable archives on poets and poetry

American Verse Project – A to Z listing of poets with hotlinks to classical poems to read aloud and study

Children’s Poetry – Famous poems and poets of interest to children

Christian Poet's Guide to Writing Poetry - e-book version of poet-friendly home study course on scansion, poetry forms, free verse, terminology, and techniques

Christian Poets and Writers - Group on Facebook with posts relevant to Christians who write in all genres

Christian Writer's Guide - e-book on researching, writing, revising, querying, and submitting all genres of manuscripts to editors of periodicals or book publishing companies in a professional manner

Copyright information – Directly from the U.S. Copyright Office

Duotrope’s Digest – Numerous poetry markets open to your poems

Electronic Poetry Center – Archives of international poets

EnglishVerse.com – Archives of classical English poetry and bios of poets

Guide to Grammar & Writing – Interactive articles, definitions, parts of speech, and English grammar guides

Haiku Society of America - Nonprofit membership organization dedicated to excellence in haiku

International Writing Contest – Annual competition for poetry (which I’ve chaired for many years) and all genres of writing

Library of Congress – Poetry page

Nobel Prize in Literature – Prestigious poetry prize

Poetry Daily – Featuring a poem, poet, and journal each day

Poetry Editor -Professional feedback for a minimal fee on your poems, chapbook, or book of poetry written in free verse or traditional forms on almost any subject told with clean language and respect

Poetry Foundation - Poems, resources, and Poetry magazine

Poetry.org – Resources for poets, terminology about poetry

Poetry Society of America – Articles and awards

Poetry Society of America, Poetry for Children – Links to resources

Poets House – National poetry center and library

Poets & Writers – Archives and articles on all aspects of poetry

Poets & Writers – Classified ads from journals, e-zines, anthologies

Poets & Writers – Grants, Awards, and Contests

Poets & Writers – List of literary publications open to poetry

Poets & Writers – Small book publishers of poetry

Poetry Writing and Analysis Guide - Histories of poetry, forms, and influential poets

Publishers Weekly – Updates on all genres in the publishing industry

Pulitzer Prize – List of previous winners of this highly prestigious award in poetry, which also gives you an immediate list of poets to study

Rhyme Zone – Rhymes, synonyms, and word search

The Word Center - Bible resources and devotionals for poets, writers, pastors, and other communicators of The Word

Writers-Editors Network - Professional association with helps for writers and editors of all genres
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Resources provided by Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, poetry editor, and writer in all genres.

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2 comments:

  1. You're certainly welcome, Lisa. Hope it helps. Thanks for responding.

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