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Product Details

  • Series: Poet's Market
  • Paperback: 564 pages
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books; Revised edition (August 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582972753
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582972756
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,223,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Has a tremendous depth of advice and the kind of detailed information that helps you get things right." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Nancy Breen has been the editor of Poet's Market for four years. Her poetry has been published in The Atlanta Review, Harpstrings, miller's pond, and other journals. Her other works have appeared in Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, and Guide to Literary Agents.

Customer Reviews

Poet's Market is a valuable resource if you write poetry.
Kathleen E. Brown
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in having their poetry published.
Dorena Morrello
This book helps me avoid wasting my time, their time, and postage.
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By choiceweb0pen0 VINE VOICE on June 21, 2003
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While no amount of books can promise that you will be published, having a copy of the Poet's Market can help you find out where, when, and what to send out. I don't think you need a new edition every year, especially when you start marking in a version, crossing out places that aren't your thing and underlining important details, like reading periods and how many poems each place wants at a time. Even with this book, it doesn't hurt to visit each publication's website in case information has changed since this book was published. I almost wish they would put in boldface several important aspects, such as reading dates, number of poems desired at a time, and if they take simultaneous submissions or not. While the last is a huge and hotly debated topic, you can at least decide if you want to stick with places that accept it and/or if you want to not mention in your cover letter that you are sending poems elsewhere. (Who wants to wait nine months for a rejection slip?) I also appreciate the sample poems many places offer up since a few with lower quality poems may be avoided. Finally, how many times does Virgil Suarez appear?
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bettie Corbin Tucker VINE VOICE on June 17, 2003
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Yes, this book gives over 1800 places to publish your poetry, but it contains much other valuable information. It gives you general submission guidelines, and the section covering frequently asked questions would prove to be an incredible asset for beginners. Though I am disappointed that there isn't a larger market for those who wish to submit their work to quality book publishers, this is not the fault of the editors of this resource. The book gives specific information about the poetry publishers and I suggest that those who aspire to break into this market take submission guidelines seriously. As a former publisher who published a few poetry books, it is upsetting to know that someone has submitted their poems without any planning and sometimes without a return envelope. Don't pass up this book if you are a serious poet.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Georgeanne Smith on December 2, 2005
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I could not go a year without this useful tool. I am new to writing poetry, but I have been published now with the help of Poet`s Market, with their advice and numerous submission listings. I`ve never had a writing class or attended a workshop about poetry, but if I had to recommmend one book to get you started without any formal training, this would be the one. Well, worth the investment. Stop throwing your money away on dozens of magazine subscriptions just to get some publishing leads. Poet`s Market will help to direct you to the ones geared to your style of writing:)
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com VINE VOICE on June 8, 2002
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Have you bought it yet?
If you are intending to be a published poet, and, like me, no one has heard of you, you need "2002 Poet's Market: 1,800 Places to Publish Your Poetry."
Useful are the icons indicating if they pay, or won awards, etc.
As a poet often writing with religious overtones, I need to know which publications, secular and religious, are open to such poetry. Some do not want to see any sort of religious poetry, and others are open, but with limits, and others welcome it. This book helps me avoid wasting my time, their time, and postage. By using this book, everyone is happy.
I have used this guide successfully to be published. It is thorough, packed with info.
You'll find the icons essential, as you determine which publishers pay, which are new additions to the guide, which are open to newer writers, etc.
Also, if you are looking to get into the religious market, Poet's Market is just a start. It is decent, but only covers the largest publishers. You are should also buy Sally Stuart's "Christian Writer's Market Guide," a very similarly structured book, the definitive guide for Christian writers.
I fully recommend this book.
Anthony Trendl
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Linda Painchaud-Steinman VINE VOICE on August 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
New and established poets alike will find something of value in this guide to markets.

The annual "bible" of poets includes clear instructions on the submission process, along with info. on resources to help poets improve their skills.

Information on how to connect with other poets opens up a world of possibilities for those wishing to find a writer's workshop or group. In addition, the guide features "insider tips" via articles on self-promotion, working with editors, etc.

Overall, a great resource for poets.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Fred Camfield on March 9, 2005
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This book is a necessary reference for anyone writing poetry.

General reference books for writers tend to mix everything together, and it is tedious to sort through the listings to find places to submit poetry. This reference volume seems reasonably complete, with good details on the various publishers. The listing is alphabetic, and coded with useful symbols. I just received it today, and used it this evening to locate a magazine where I am submitting a short poem for consideration.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
When I saw the newest edition of Poet's Market available on Amazon I knew I had to place an order. There is no better source for poets and writers who are seeking publication.
This edition provides more listings, easy to read icons, useful advice, and (hooray!) more email listings for publishers and publications than can be found any where else. Listings are organized alphabeticaly, geographicaly, subject wise, and by the level of the writer. It is easy to scan through listings to locate specific markets for your work.
Poet's Market 2002 is a source for beginners as well as established writers. Poets seeking to publish their work know that it is essential to follow guidelines and formats set up by individual publishers. This valuable information will make or break you when trying to crack the world of the printed word. Poet's Market 2002 simplifies and organizes the publishing world, making it user friendly.
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