Call for Submissions: 2014 Poet’s Market

Yesterday, I put out a call for submissions on the 2014 Writer’s Market. Today, I’m doing the same thing for the 2014 Poet’s Market.

The 2013 Poet’s Market has been sent to the printer. I can’t wait to get my desk copies, because it’s really something. In addition to the market listings and publishing opportunities, the book is filled with useful how-to articles and 20 original poems that were submitted to me last year.

In fact, there are two ways you can submit to the 2014 Poet’s Market: How-to articles and original poems.

Here are the guidelines for the how-to articles:

  • Send an e-mail to with the subject line: 2014 Poet’s Market Pitch
  • Give pitch (or multiple pitches) first
  • Include a brief bio last
  • Deadline for submissions is August 8, 2012


It’s pretty simple. Just follow those rules, and you should be golden.

Here are the guidelines for submitting original poems:

  • Send an e-mail to with the subject line: Poems for 2014 Poet’s Market
  • Include 1-3 original, previously unpublished poems in the body of the e-mail (no attachments–unless you contact me for permission first)
  • Include your name and a brief bio after the poems
  • Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012
  • Send only one e-mail and only one submission of poems
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please contact me immediately if your poems have been accepted elsewhere
  • Style and subject matter is open (refer to the 2013 Poet’s Market if in doubt)


And that’s it. Any extra questions or concerns, contact me directly.