Random Poetry Prompt

Run like hell from anxiety as if you’re losing your mind.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a fresh prompt!

Writing and Submitting

Publishing poetry is a challenging but rewarding process for writers who want to share their work with the community. Get used to rejection! To make the process as efficient as possible, get yourself a Submittable account–they’re free, and most journals use it to take submissions. It has a Discover tab at the top, and if you click on it, you can filter for journals that have deadlines coming up, contest entries, and you can also filter for no fees or for poetry only. I’ve found a lot of journals that way.

Additionally, NewPages and Poets & Writers websites list journals, too. Spend some time searching through these to find journals without having to blindly search for them.  Look through what journals have online to see if you like what they publish and if you think they would be a good fit for your writing. Spend some time researching where people you like to read have work published. Once you find a place, look and see what their guidelines are and follow their instructions to the letter. Some don’t want you to put any identifying information anywhere, and some do. See how many pieces they take or if they have weird themes.

Remember, it takes a lot of patience, perseverance, and passion to get your work out there and find the right audience for it. Keep writing, keep learning, and most importantly, KEEP READING!