Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 1, 2013

Call For Submissions – Poet’s Market

robert_lee_brewer_croppedRobert Lee Brewer has a call out for submission for the 2015 Poet’s Market.  Deadline is September 20th at 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) 

He is accepting pitches for articles and poems. Sometime in the middle of October, I’ll start making assignments. If you’re interested in pitching an article idea or three (or a poem!), read on.

What I Like For the Poet’s Market book, I’m interested in instructional articles for the following three categories:

Craft of Poetry. Articles on creation, revision, meter, etc.

Business of Poetry. Articles on submitting poems, reading poems, etc.

Promotion of Poetry. Articles on finding and connecting with readers.

If you have something outside these areas, feel free to pitch. If interested, he is sure he can slot it into one of these sections. Feel encouraged to take chances.

One note: He is not interested in folks pitching interviews with poets (unless you’re pitching an interview with a super high profile poet). The reason for this is that I often interview poets myself.

How to Submit:

Submit your pitch via e-mail in the body of the e-mail. I don’t like attachments.

Send your pitch to with the subject line: 2015 Writer’s Market Pitch

Begin with your pitch (or pitches) before introducing yourself through your bio. While your experience will be important, I’m more interested in your article idea(s). If you have more than one pitch, include them all in the same e-mail. Please avoid sending me several e-mail messages.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) September 20, 2013.

Some Other FAQs:

2014poetsmarketThere are a few other questions potential writers ask each year. For instance, we do pay competitive rates for freelance articles. However, I don’t discuss those rates until the piece is assigned.

Freelancers for the book do receive a contributor copy, and we pay reprint fees for articles that are included in other editions of the book. Plus, we buy first rights–so it’s a writer-friendly deal.

See more at:

Robert Lee Brewer is the Senior Content Editor for the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He’s worked on the Writer’s Market book since 2000, and also edits the Poet’s Market book and forthcoming inaugural edition of the Guide to Self-Publishing. Voted the Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere in 2010, Brewer’s debut full-length poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems, is due out from Press 53 on September 1, 2013. He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer. – See more at:

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Call for poetry, art and writing submissions from young people

    Photography, writings, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome.

    Check out the website here:

    If you are of any age you are welcome to submit, If you are a parent or guardian you can submit on your child’s behalf to:

    I have ideas of including a slide show on the page with music/original songwriting/spoken word from young people so I would be thrilled to have it all sent across.

    In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young creative people. We are very interested in extracts from your novels and long term literary projects. We are a publishing house publishing full length chapbooks welcome all voices from all different backgrounds to tell their stories.

    No deadlines and no fees either.


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