Thursday, July 21, 2011

Call for Submissions: Poet's Market and Writer's Market

Recently, I've sent both the 2012 Poet's Market and 2012 Writer's Market off to the printer. I'm really excited about these two books and think they're the best ones yet. They both include so many publishing opportunities with book publishers, magazines, contests and more, but this year's versions also include more than twice as many articles on the craft and business of writing and poeming.
I took an hour or two off to celebrate, but now, I have to start gearing up for the 2013 editions, and that's where you might find your own publishing opportunity. In fact, I have three different opportunities listed below.

Write an article for the 2013 Writer's Market!
Pitch me an article idea (or two) for the 2013 Writer's Market. I'm looking for articles that deal with the business side of writing. For instance, articles on writing successful query letters, synopses and book proposals, managing rights and/or taxes, organizing submissions, fostering relationships with editors and publications, and more. I want articles that will help writers get published and paid for their writing.

Please send an e-mail to with the subject line: 2013 Writer's Market Pitch. The deadline has been extended to August 8, 2011.

Write an article for the 2013 Poet's Market!
Pitch me an article idea (or two) for the 2013 Poet's Market. As with Writer's Market, I'm looking for articles that deal with business-related information (handling submissions, dealing with editors, promoting work, speaking, putting on events, etc.). However, I'm also looking for craft-related pieces as well.

Please send an e-mail to with the subject line: 2013 Poet's Market Pitch. This deadline is also August 8, 2011.

Publish a poem in the 2013 Poet's Market!
For the first time ever (as far as I know), Poet's Market will be accepting previously unpublished poems for consideration. I'm looking for my favorite 20 poems from the bunch. All styles of poems will be considered. However, I'll let you know that longer poems (more than 3 pages) are probably going to be a hard sell for me. All accepted poems will earn their poets publication, a contributor copy of the 2013 Poet's Market, and $50.

Please send poems by e-mail to with the subject line: My 2013 Poetry Submission. The deadline for submitting poems is August 15. For even more comprehensive guidelines on this particular opportunity, click here.

Good luck!


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Anonymous said...

Awesome opportunities, thanks Robert! :)

Unknown said...

Great! Thanks so much!

javeria said...

Thanks Robert for informing. i really didn't know about this. i have sent you a poem written by me. i am not an experienced one, so i am not sure whether you will like it or not.

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan said...

Do you have word count guidelines?

Robert Lee Brewer said...

Don't need to worry about word count--for the poems or the pitches.

Anonymous said...

Old link was not available when I submitted, and could not find new link. Realizing now that I have neglected to include contact info (other than email, obviously) and short bio. Don't want to re-submit, lest I be disqualified. Please advise. De Jackson

Robert Lee Brewer said...

You'll be fine, De. I know who you are and how to contact you for more info if needed. :)

Anonymous said...

Gracias, Sir. I figured, but wanted to be "official" if needed. Appreciate you!