Publishing Poetry

The Essential Guide

More people than ever before are desperately trying to gain an audience for their poetry. More often than not, they end up frustrated because they don’t really know where to start. Help is at hand. This essential guide will show you how to get published and how to be taken seriously as a poet. Expert advice will guide you through the process that leads to publication: from attending poetry readings and submitting your work to magazines, to preparing a collection for a publisher and promoting your work. Copyright and legal matters are discussed, as well as submission rules. A comprehensive directory of magazines, journals, competitions and awards is also included. Publishing Poetry: The Essential Guide will encourage at every turn, providing you with a variety of ideas so you can succeed in the poetry business, and see your work in print. Kenneth Steven gets paid for his poems – so can you. Author: Kenneth Steven

Chapter Headings

Getting There From Here

Getting a Name in the Journals


Foreign Bodies: Publishing Abroad

Preparing a Collection


A Checklist for Poets


Help List

Book List

Author Bio 

Kenneth Steven is a full-time poet, novelist and children’s author. 

Seven collections of his poetry have appeared to date, the best known of which are The Missing Days and Iona. Kenneth has in recent years been made both Writer and Reader in Residence at Aberdeen City Council, and he travels all over Britain lecturing on writing and publishing as well as reading from his work and running workshops. Kenneth is currently working on projects with the BBC.

Kenneth now resides in Dunkeld in the Scottish Highlands.

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