Trying to publish my poems XD

2 years, 4 months ago

Where do I even start, I have amassed may poems the last few years and was wondering how one gets their foot in the door to get work published. Does anyone have any connections or resources. Does anyone have experiences with self publishing?

Here is a link to my poetry page,

http://hellopoetry.com/-matthew-p-hill/

I feel I am ready for this next big step. Just need a little help.

November 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@everymorningbornfromtheashes, have you looked in any existing anthologies for publishers?

It’s really not that difficult to find a poetry book with individual poets published by certain publishers. Focus your search on these rather than HE. Is it really that beyond comprehension to look there rather than here?

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

(@piptherational) Yeah, I’ve checked major publishing. I did not think to try existing anthologies.
My question also covered a verity of subjects pertaining to publishing, but my main concern is with trying to publish. I guess it is not out of my comprehension, so thank you for that.

I was looking for a hand out with these things, because recent attempts at searching hasn’t been successful. I think I see what you are getting at though. Do the hard work like everybody else. Can’t disagree with that.

Again your time is appreciated, I really didn’t think to look into pre-existing anthologies. Haha.

To anyone else, if you just want to lend me your experiences rather than my OP, then you can do that; or express your troubles as well in the field of publishing.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I’m going to be the bearer of bad news and tell you that no matter how good you are at poetry, this is not the century to believe it is going to get published. I too write much poetry and once though about how I could get it published because I thought I had some talent.

Then I stumbled on the internet and realized I would be a drop in the sea.

The only way to get your “foot in the door” would be to know someone, I’m afraid.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@everymorningbornfromtheashes, @ijesuschrist, not true. My father decided to write poetry and he never knew anybody outside of the sign manufacturing business. Yet he has been published in an international anthology.

So yes, you can get published its simply knowing where to look.

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

What I take from this you too is that, One: I shouldn’t even try, and two, I am not going to do it with this mind frame.

Noted :)

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Profile photo of MPHill MPHill (@everymorningbornfromtheashes) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@everymorningbornfromtheashes, And ask for help by those that can.

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