Free Resources.

If you want to self-publish or publish your work, but you don’t know where to go--and you don’t have the money to spend to have it edited--check out our list of free resources to get you started. Some of these may be affiliate links!

If you want to self-publish…

Download the Tell Tell self-publishing guide here. It’ll walk you through everything you need to know to DIY. Peep the blogs below for some handy tips to become a self-published author!

How print on demand works

Launching your self-published poetry collection

How to get your self-published collection into bookstores

Poetry Publishing Checklist

How to Prep Your Poetry for Self-Publication

If you want to submit to publishers…

The blogs below will help you discover new places to submit your work, and we’re also offering a new submission course that will walk you through how to get on an editor’s good side. Here are some free resources to get your work published through journals and mags!

How to submit

The perfect cover letter

How to get your poetry published

How to publish a full-length poetry collection

Submitting Prose Poems

Most beautiful lit mags to submit to

Weirdest magazines to submit to

If you aren’t sure…

Check out this blog about the differences between self-publishing and submitting to publishers, as well as these publishing considerations.

Misc. resources…

Below are some pre-publishing resources to help you prep your work, as well as some post-publishing resources to get it out into the world!

How to edit your work…

How to Edit Your Poem

5 Easy Poetry Editing Tips

Actionable Tips to Help You Edit a Poem

Six Steps to Improving Your Poem Without Killing Its Core

How to edit your way to stronger endings

How To Work With A Poetry Editor

How to arrange your collection…

How to Arrange Your Poetry Collection

Tips for Ordering & Organizing Your Poetry Manuscript

How to market your work…

Marketing series

Ultimate marketing guide

How to market your book

How to sell your poetry collection yourself

Online reading series

Creative book launch ideas

How to use social media to market your poetry

The Author Newsletter Bundle 

Ultimate Guide to Using Social Media to Promote Your Book  

Anonymous poem submitter…

Because we love poetry so much, we also have an anonymous poem submitter where you can submit a poem for free and we will give some brief feedback. We post one anonymous poem a week, so feel free to submit your poem here!

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