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Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral

Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Young, digitally astute poets with loyal online followings have catapulted onto the best-seller lists, where poetry books are scarce.

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While many traditional publishers consder pieces that have been posted to social media as previously pubpished, clearly the tide is changing. Demonstrating an actual audience for the work could help publishers be more willing to tqke a chance.

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Poetry Writing Contests with No Entry Fees (for 2015)

Poetry Writing Contests with No Entry Fees (for 2015) | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
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In the past there have been few opportunities for poets to submit their work to writing contests unless they were willing to pay entry fees but in recent years the number of free contests has increased. Brian has compiled a list from the US and Canada of some of them.

 

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The League of Canadian Poets

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The League of Canadian Poets is THE place to go for Canadian poetry. There are numerous resources for poets (members and non-members) that you just can't find anywhere else. As you start moving forward in your career as a published poet, consider applying for membership.

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RS Garp (rsgarp) on about.me

RS Garp (rsgarp) on about.me | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
View RS Garp on about.me. About.me makes it easy for you to learn about RS Garp’s background and interests.
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Find and follow other poets on any/all social media. In general they are a very supportive group of people and are willing to share information freely. There are linkedin groups, G+ circles, facebook groups, about.me tags all relating to poets and poetry. Have a look, many of them have been where you are now.

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The Ontario Poetry Society - Contests

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The Ontario Poetry Society offers several contests throughout the year for both members and non-members, The prizes aren't huge but all winners and often many of the entrants will be published.

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Hagios Press

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Hagios Press is an award-winning publisher of literary non-fiction, art books, short fiction, and poetry, with a particular focus on books that advance a spiritual connection to the world.
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Many small publishing houses do not accept unsolicited manuscripts so you either need to submit a proposal and sample or wait for a specific call for submission. Hagios is quite supportive of new authors who are able to produce quality material. They have a periodic call for submissions specifically for unpublished authors. Check their site occasionally for the call and be sure to follow all submission guidelines exactly.

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Hidden Brook Press the home of Canadian literature

Hidden Brook Press the home of Canadian literature | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Hidden Brook Press the home of Canadian Poetry and Prose.
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Small presses such as Hidden Brook Press offer better odds of being published for first time authors as they are more sensitive to producing a smaller amount of quality literature rather than simply publishing whatever will make them the most money. HBP does a good deal of poetry and also offers some online marketing for writers.

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Blurb - Make your own book. Make it great

Blurb - Make your own book. Make it great | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Blurb's free, easy-to-use book-making tools let you design, publish, promote, and sell your own bookstore-quality books. Unleash your creative genius, make a book with Blurb, and be part of the Blurb community.
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The Self-publishing of poetry is becoming more viable in today's market since the market share for poetry books is quite small traditional publishing houses often shy away from all but the best known authors. Marketing and sales skills are vital for self publishers and even for those publishing with small publishing houses. Online, on demand publishers like Blurb make the actual publication of the book a simple task once you have a polished product. The rest is up to you.

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Literary Agents | The Writers' Union of Canada

Literary Agents | The Writers' Union of Canada | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
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Only 20% of Canadian writers are represented by agents but if you decide you need one (and Margaret Atwood thinks you might)  here is the list you have been looking for.

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Personal Branding 101: How to Discover and Create Your Brand

Personal Branding 101: How to Discover and Create Your Brand | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog. In the past few years personal bra...
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Using social media is important for writers in general but for poets in particular it is becoming critical. Getting your name out there and fostering a good reputation makes all the difference. Learn as much as possible about branding, especially online. There are blogs, books, websites and courses (many are free) at your fingertips and in today's online world it is almost mandatory to cultivate a personal brand that is consistent and controlled.

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Annie Neugebauer

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Something sharp. Something dark. Something beautiful.
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Annie is a very talented young writer (see examples of her work on her site) who has created several amazing resources for budding writers ranging from creating a workspace to various templates for things like bios, writer's resumes etc. Like I keep saying - follow other writers - they are a wealth of knowledge!!

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The long walk

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  Jasper National Park courtesy  Sonny Galea  Wild Wilderness Photography

"The long walk back

from not knowing

or wanting to believe."

   

 


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Following poetry sites and blogs is an excellent way to gather information about publishing.

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» Three Tips for Submitting Your Work

» Three Tips for Submitting Your Work | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
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Submitting your work is the first  critical step to getting it published. Don't dwell on rejection, there is a lot really great work out there being rejected for reasons ranging from improper submission letters to overworked selection staff/volunteers. Be persistent, get a plan and stay organized.

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Authors Publish Magazine

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APM is an excellent resource for all writers. They review publishers, outline submission criteria and give you reminders of submission periods for literary journals. Basically they tell you who is looking for  material right now. They also tell you which ones pay cash and which ones pay with a printed copy of the journal or anthology in which the work appears. They even introduce some of the newer online journals and magazines which generally pay nothing but are helpful if you only want to get your work out there.

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Personal Branding

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Using social media is important for writers in general but for poets in particular it is critical. Getting your name and reputation out there makes all the difference. Learn as much as possible about this. There are blogs, books, websites and courses (many are free) out there and in today's online world itis almost mandatoryto have a personal brand out there..

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Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online - Lulu

Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online - Lulu | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Self-Publish, Print & Sell Print-On-Demand Books, eBooks, Photo Books & Calendars. Free Book Publishing and Global Distribution with easy to use Tools
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Lulu does self publishing like Blurb but it offers free ISBN numbers (important if you want to sell your books in a book store).

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10 Step Twitter Formula to Unleash a Dynamic Personal Brand

10 Step Twitter Formula to Unleash a Dynamic Personal Brand | Publish Poetry | Scoop.it
Twitter can be an incredibly effective addition to your current online marketing and a strategic way to amplify and unleash your personal brand.
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There is no shortage of free information out there regarding personal branding. Poets need to sell themselves as much as they need to sell their work. Becoming recognized will lead to a bigger audience.

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Help - The Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS) - Library and Archives Canada

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In Canada ISBN numbers are free to publishers so you can manage your own if you are not afraid of a few hoops and some paperwork. This can be useful if you use a service like Blurb which is extremely simple to use but comes with no ISBN. It does cost a few extra dollars to put your own mark on your book but it is helpful for books stores for ordering purposes etc.

 

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