Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poetry Markets

I keep hearing it in my various poetry circles - publishers are buying less and less poetry. Really? I hope not! Even if this is true, I'm looking on the bright side -which is that poetry does continue to sell (even if less of it is selling).

For example, children's magazines ARE accepting poetry! In 2009, I have sold poetry to the following children's magazines:

SPIDER Magazine
Highlights for Children
Highlights High Five
AppleSeeds Magazine
TURTLE Magazine for Preschool Kids

If you want to see your poetry in print, try submitting to children's magazines. I have gathered a list of magazines that are currently accepting poetry. I will add to this list as I find more. If you know of a publication that accepts poetry and it is not listed here, please leave a comment and I will add it to this list. Each magazine listed here has specific guidelines to follow (and sometimes themes) so it's best to check the magazine website or your children's writer's market guide.

Highlights for Children
Highlights High Five
Know Magazine
Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids
Humpty Dumpty
Jack & Jill