Poetry, while appearing simple, is increasingly difficult to master. It can take years of practice before you can finally craft a successful poem. But once you’ve learned how to, the results can be amazing. However, making money as a poet is extremely difficult, but there are a few online magazines and ezines which will pay you for your poetry, some of which I will list here.
The poetry market is even harder to get into than the Flash Fiction market, but the rewards are far, far higher paying up to $300 per poem. Some of the magazines listed her even published works by well known poets such as T.S. Eliot and Carl Sandburg, and offer a fantastic opportunity for poets to become known to the world.
- Artful Dodge: Artful Dodge is published in independent and chain bookstores across America, but have a fairly high standard. Submissions are only accepted through snail mail, and it is recommended that writers read a few copies to get a feel for what the magazine is looking for.
- Poetry Magazine: The best paying possibility on this list, Poetry Magazine pays a whopping $10 per line for your poems, though they require a minimum of 30 lines ($300). They accept submissions through both online and regular methods, and receive a massive amount of submissions all year round. While it is difficult to get accepted, it offers a fantastic way for a poet’s reputation and work to become known.
- The Threepenny Review: Paying a flat rate of $200 per poem, the Threepenny Review is a fantastic way for a poet to make some extra money. They hold poems to a high standard, and all poems must be submitted through regular mail as well as below 100 lines in length.