If you have reached that moment in your writing journey when you feel ready to share your poetry with the world but are unsure about how the publishing process works for poems, this article is for you.
If you are looking to get paid for your poetry this article may not be for you. Some of the options may give you a monetary re-compensation for your work but it was not a characteristic I was looking for while researching for the article.
Like in fiction you can go about this in two routes: Traditional publishing, when there is a magazine, press that publishes your work, or Self-publishing, in which you take care of all the process.
Lastly, watch out for red flags! If their website doesn’t show their team, if they are asking you to pay them to read your work (small fees and expeditions are fine), if there is negative information about them or aren’t clear with what rights you have as an author it is better to stay away from the press, literary magazine, etc.
Whichever routes (because you can choose more than one, is even advised) you take to start putting your work out there, I am incredibly proud that you have decided to share your work with the world.
Ari Ochoa Petzo
is a Mexican-Venezuelan bi genderfluid writer. They like dancing to old music and history. In their free time you can find xem trying to coerce their friends to participate in another of their crazy projects.
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