Something well said, is a thing of beauty forever; and so are well intentioned but slightly mangled paraphrases of Keats…
Yes, you are a brilliantly creative person who writes wonderful poetry.
We both know that.
But if you want anyone to see your work (and there are many good reasons for having work published, as expertly pointed out by Helena Nelson here,) you must approach the submissions process systematically and methodically.
Here’s a few more words on submitting poems to magazines. It’s fairly basic information but I hope someone might find useful.
Find out what’s out there.
This will take some time but the internet has made research fairly easy. For the UK and Ireland, The Poetry Library has a good list of both print and online magazines. They also publish a list of magazines they have received in any given month, and I like to have a look and see if there are any titles I don’t know, and to see which poets are being published where. The Poetry Kit also…
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