The fearless leaders of The Poets' Salon will be two of the editors for a brand new literary magazine called Scribes*MICRO*Fiction. Open to both original submissions & reprints, and publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Submit 1 poem at a time – accepting poems between 90-110 words (excluding title). No fee to submit. Monthly publication, with the first issue slated to be published in January 2021.
Special thanks to Westport Poet Laureate Diane Meyer Lowman, who joined us at the beginning of 2020 in January to talk about haiku. If you'd like to find out more info, read her daily poems, or connect with her, check out Diane's website, her Facebook page, or her Instagram account.
Recommended by one of the Poets' Salon members: "Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop," an online, free, 6-week course on coursera.com. Find more info about how to polish your poems and study key poetic theory by signing up HERE.
As some of you might know, Ed is an editor at Bewildering Stories ezine. Bewildering always welcomes poetry submissions, but in particular is looking for long poetry right now. Submissions are always free - more info can be found HERE.
You're ready to submit your poems to a journal/magazine/anthology - great! Now what? Here are some websites that we've found useful.
"The 4 Rules of Polite Simultaneous Submissions" - Should you sub to more than one place at once? Here's a good guide about when and how to do it so you don't step on any editor's toes.
Absolute Write Water Cooler - A discussion forum for writers about every aspect of the writing process, from literary agents to grammar to contract details. Have a question about publishing? Post it here, and you'll get an answer from another writer (or many writers) ASAP.
Duotrope - Like the grinder, this is a resource that has lists and search engine for finding publication(s) for stories in every genre. However, there is a monthly/yearly fee.
Firstwriter.com - A great list of writing competitions, magazines, literary agents and publishers.
The Submission Grinder - A great, free resource that has lists (and a search engine) for finding the right publication(s) for your stories. Highly, highly recommend.
“Persistence” - While aimed towards fiction writers, this is a great essay about what to do in the face of rejection. All writers, whether they're fiction writers or poets, novelists or short story writers, genre writers or essayists, will face rejection at some point in their publishing career. Hopefully, these words of encouragement will help you take heart and keep on going.
The Review Review’s list of magazines - A good list of literary magazines to help you find places to submit your poetry.
William Shunn: Poem Format - A basic outline for how to lay out your poem in a document when sending it to editors.
"Winning Writers" - Not only do they run their own annual contests, but they also highlight a large number of free contests and other great opportunities for literary writers.
More links coming soon!