I have a few questions for all the poets out there. I have been writing poetry for some time. Publishing my works on my blogs, in anthologies, and publishing my book. Over the years, I looked into contests and publishing in magazines.
What do you feel is the best way to get your work published?
Blogging, writing and publishing your work in books, is a great way to get out there.
I have tried a few anthologies, but have found they can be more trouble than they are worth. It all depends on who is putting them together.
Contests and magazines can take months to get answers if they are going to publish your work.
Is blogging enough?
I know for some blogging, their poetry is enough. It was for me at first. I joined a few poetry groups where people were doing anthologies. I started watching what was going on. My works are in a few. I soon realized the best way for me to go was publishing a book.
Do you enter poetry contest?
Way back when about twenty years ago. I entered writing contests. I soon discovered many of them wanted an entry fee and it soon became not worth it.
Do you send your works to magazines?
I have sent my work to magazines here and there. It can take a long time to hear from them.
Thank-you for reading and answering my questions.
Much love and light.