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How (Not) to Get Your Poetry Published

Nelson, Helena
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HappenStance
Published: April 12, 2016
ISBN: 9781905939978
140 pages


For the aspiring poet, getting a collection of poetry accepted by a reputable publisher has never been harder. This frank and funny guide by award-winning poet and publisher Helena Nelson makes sense of the whole business.

From getting work into poetry magazines to placing a pamphlet or book with a publisher, she offers detailed ideas and practical suggestions for getting it right. There’s all you need to know and more, as well as case studies showing precisely what not to do.

To keep you sane (when the whole publishing business gets too much) there are twenty-one poetry prompts – exercises to stimulate and nurture the creative brain.


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