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The Best Free Sites Where You Can Publish Poetry Online

Publish Poetry Online

You can use many sites to publish your poetry online to help you find more readers.

It is much easier than finding a traditional poetry publisher and going through a lengthy submission process.

You can submit your work and have your poem published very quickly with the following poetry websites.

Most of them make registering easy, so you can quickly submit your poems.

10 Free poetry submission sites

If you love writing poetry, perhaps you are trying to find readers on social media.

It can help, but Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are not ideal platforms for poetry.

You might get better results by publishing where there are more passionate poetry readers.

If you are wondering where to publish poetry, look at the following sites to post and publish poetry online.

Many platforms have commenting systems, so you can get feedback and engage more with your readers.

Some even offer the possibility to publish short stories as well.

Make sure you read the submission guidelines carefully.

Some allow simultaneous submissions, while some allow only one submission at a time.

But after that, you will be ready to publish your poems online.

So let’s have a look at the choices you have to share your poems with a wider audience.

1. All Poetry

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All Poetry has been around since 1999 and is a favorite of many poets.

It claims to be the largest poetry writing group on the Internet and caters to poets from beginners to experts.

It also gives you a handy 10-step guide on how to write better poetry.

2. My Poetic Side

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If you want to publish your poems online and make new friends, My Poetic Side is well worth trying.

It’s a little like a social network for poets.

You will see that a lot of poems are posted every day, so the site is very active.

In fact, according to Statshow, the site attracts nearly 90,000 users each month.

So yes, it is popular.

It also has a great blog with lots of informative posts about poets and poetry.

One little extra benefit is that you can create a free ebook.

3. Hello Poetry

Hello Poetry

Another popular site is Hello Poetry .

It is advertising-supported, but this helps make it free for you to publish your poetry.

One nice feature of the site is that you can search for poems by emotion.

4. Poem Hunter

Poem Hunter

The site design of Poem Hunter is hardly poetic, but it works very well.

But it must be popular, judging by the number of new poems published each day.

5. Post Poems

Post Poems

This is another site that is a little light on aesthetics, but you can publish poetry for free.

However, when I checked Post Poems , there were 60 users online.

For a poetry site, that’s not bad at all.

6. Commaful

publish poetry online with Commaful

With a clean Instagram-style layout and easy navigation, Commaful is an enjoyable site to visit.

You need to add an image for each poem you submit.

You might want to look at opening a free account with Canva to help you create unique eye-catching images .

7. Writers Cafe

Writers Cafe

You can post poetry, short stories, novels, scripts, and screenplays on Writers Cafe .

It is one of the most well-established sites for writers, so it is probably an excellent choice to consider.


It is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. So it makes it a logical choice to publish your poems.

There is a special section of Wattpad that is dedicated to poetry.

Wattpad has a younger readership than many other sites, so it will depend on the type of audience you are targeting.

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If you want an alternative to Wattpad, you might want to investigate Inkitt.

It’s similar in many ways because it allows you to find new readers and gain feedback on your writing.

Inkitt has about seven million active users engaged on the site, so you have a very good chance of finding readers.

The site also has regular writing contests you can enter.

You can still use other publishing platforms, so there are no restrictions.

The only difference with this site is that you will probably need to publish a collection of your poems.


It’s the go-to platform for so many writers now to publish articles .

But Medium is also becoming a popular publishing tool for poets.

So much so that there is now a special tag for Poetry on Medium .

Like many popular sites, you will need to add an eye-catching image to your poem.

Self-publish your poetry

Apart from using poetry sites to post your poems, you also have many free self-publishing options for your poetry.

If you want to publish an ebook on Amazon, it really is the best option for free poetry publishing.

However, if you want to self-publish a print book with Amazon, there is a small charge for delivering your proof copies.

It’s not expensive, but you should check the price depending on where you live.

The only trick with self-publishing poetry ebooks is to get your formatting right.

You can read our short tutorial to help you format poetry for Kindle and Draft2Digital .

While poetry is not as popular as fiction, there are still a lot of readers out there.

If poetry is your passion, there’s nothing to stop you from getting your poems published online for readers to find.

It only takes a few minutes to register with the sites in the list above, and then you can publish poetry online.

As far as I could see when I checked these sites, you don’t need to post your poems exclusively.

You should be free to publish as many poems as you like on the sites I have listed in this article.

But if you only want to use a couple of sites, I think My Poetic Side and Commaful look the most promising.

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none of these sites are working at this time.

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As far as I can see, all these sites are working fine.

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One thing, if you’re thinking of joining Commaful, don’t expect it to be much of a serious poetry site. I mean, some of the kids on there write poems, but it’s mainly really young kids(middle/ high schoolers), and a lot of them talking about their daily routines, and speaking in language that only the new generation would understand, and a great deal of LBGQTSMX(whatever it is) stuff. Not for adults.

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Hi im in 7th grade and I would love to publish my 3 poems they are really good how do I publish them?

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Thank you, this was very helpful!

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My name is Tami Woods. I have a few poems I would love to get published. I’m hoping some of my poems may inspire someone else

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I am not a scholar but a truely ambitious writer who loves fiction and poetrys …..just searching for a right platform

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I wanna submit my poem so what must i do

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I eat think and live poetry it dances in my head like a song

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My name is Rebecca Swanigan. I have loved writing since I can remember. I love poetry because it has been my saving Grace and my way of expressing how I feel. I want to publish some and get myself out there. Would love to get published with my poetry

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6 Online Tools for Poets

Some days, the creativity flows easier than others—and that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with seeking a little help. There are a number of online tools for poets that can help fuel your writing. Whether you’re looking for a unique word, an interesting rhyme, or general inspiration, these six online poetry tools can help you find the way. 

If you’ve ever wanted to jump into a dictionary feet-first, Visuwords is the perfect playground. This online tool is a great option for finding inspiration. Simply type in a word and watch a web of related words and concepts spring forth. Allow yourself to tumble from topic to topic as you learn, and double click on any word bubble to start another cluster. 

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

If you want to take your word choice beyond Webster’s Dictionary, Green’s Dictionary of Slang can be a great place to start. This online tool is a repository of information on English slang—over 500 years of it, in fact. You can use the browse section to investigate a group of slang words, or you can search by history, meaning, or usage. If you’re looking for general inspiration, they offer a word of the day as well. 

There are many online rhyme generators out there, but rhymer is among the best for poets. Its simple interface is easy to use but complex enough to allow you to search for specific types of rhymes, like end rhymes, beginning rhymes, double-rhymes, and more. Simply select your desired rhyme from the drop-down menu, and type in the word you’re hoping to rhyme with. Rhymer will show you several options—even for the word “orange.” Ever blank on the next line? Keep Rhymer in your back pocket. 

Is hesitation slowing you down? Get to the next step faster with Twin Word. This tool is like Apple’s predictive text on steroids. The program analyzes the context of your writing, senses when you pause, and opens a box of suggestions for what to write next. You can also search for synonyms or other related words within your writing using the highlight tool, or take it to the next level by highlighting an entire phrase or paragraph. 

Are you easily distracted? Fine-tune your focus with Omm Writer. This free online poetry tool helps eliminate distractions and offers a soothing soundscape to help you write. Omm Writer fills your screen with a soothing background and hypnotic keystroke sounds to help you get in the zone. Choose from two different experiences: a light, mountainscape background with keyboard sounds, or a dark, starry background with soothing raindrop sounds with each keystroke. Copy and paste your text or download it when you’re done. 

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There’s a good chance you’re familiar with Writer’s Digest, as the organization has been helping writers improve their craft since 1920. Their Write Better Poetry page offers a slew of resources for poets, but perhaps one of the best things about this page is the many challenges to choose from. If you’re struggling with inspiration or looking for exercises to help you warm up your writerly brain, check out their monthly challenges, poetry prompts, and poetic form challenges.


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Places to Submit Poetry Online: Reputable Journals

Once you’ve got a few publications under your belt, these online poetry journals could catapult your writing toward a larger audience.

Once you’ve got a few publications under your belt, you might have success with one of the following sites. A publication in any of these online poetry journals could catapult your writing toward a larger, more reputable audience!

9. Palette Poetry  

Palette Poetry is among the best places to submit poetry online because it has options for everyone. For published writers seeking to highlight their already published work, Palette Poetry offers a “Previously Published Poem Prize.” Out of the poetry magazines that pay, Palette Poetry has the biggest pay-out, with first place being a whopping $2,500 cash prize plus publication; second place being a $300 cash prize plus publication; and third place being a $200 cash prize plus publication.

For experienced, unpublished writers, Palette regularly features poems online, and for those who are able to become “partner poets,” there is a ~$50 to $150 payout per poem. Palette also hosts a “Community Feedback Monthly Editorial” which gives new and experienced writers an opportunity to engage with—and get extremely valuable feedback from—other poets.

Rattle: Poetry is another great poetry magazine that pays. The journal puts out several popular contests and publication opportunities, including a monthly ekphrastic challenge, a weekly news-writing challenge, and an annual best poem prize. Payouts range from anywhere between $50-$200; if you’re the lucky winner of the Rattle Poetry Prize, this year’s payout is $15,000!

11. Wildness Journal

Wildness Journal , an offshoot of Platypus Press, publishes a quarterly journal for well-crafted, mystifying poems. Their tastes lean toward the highly literary, preferring works that are inventive and well-constructed. In addition to its journal for online poetry submissions, Platypus Press also publishes poetry manuscripts of at least 35 pages in length.

12. Adroit Journal

The Adroit Journal’s mission is to sponsor the next generation of poets, so their resources are often dedicated to youth poets and college-age writers. They seek works that are bold, eclectic, obscure, and daring. In addition to their poetry publications, The Adroit Journal also offers scholarships and awards for young and emerging writers.

13. Frontier Poetry

As the name suggests, Frontier Poetry publishes poetry on the frontiers of craft and language. The journal admires poetry that’s both contemporary and classical, as long as the poem advances the craft of poetry itself. Frontier is especially friendly toward new and emerging poets, and it hosts several contests every year with awards ranging from $100-$300, making them a great poetry magazine that pays.

14. Split Lip Mag

Split Lip Mag loves honesty, pop culture, and voice. Submissions for their journal open bimonthly, and published poems are often distinct and authentic. Split Lip is another poetry magazine that pays — published poets can expect a $50 payment per poem!

8Poems publishes eight poems a month. No more, no less. Naturally, a poem with such a tight publication schedule is fairly competitive, but the journal has a preference toward poetry that is narrative, emotive, and plays with words.

16. Southeast Review

Rounding out the list of more competitive poetry journals to submit to, Southeast Review is open for publication year-round. This diverse journal loves poetry that tells a story, and they make an effort to pay their contributors, so go check them out!

Places to Submit Poetry Online: The Summit of Poetry

Every poet aspires to have their work featured in these exclusive, competitive journals.

Every poet aspires to have their work featured in one of the following journals. These online poetry journals are rather exclusive, sponsoring the voices of poets who have an extensive collection of previously published work. That’s not to say you shouldn’t consider these journals for your online poetry submissions; but don’t be too disappointed if they send you a rejection letter — these publications are a reach.

17. Poetry Magazine

Published through the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Magazine is the oldest monthly poetry journal in the English-speaking world. Poetry Magazine receives over 150,000 submissions each year, making them a prized jewel of publication credits. The journal has a leaning toward traditional craft and academic styles, though more recent publications have sponsored eclectic styles.

18. The New Yorker

The New Yorker is at the forefront of culture and has been since 1925. They publish two poems every Monday and seek work that is fresh and emotive. The New Yorker also receives a huge number of online poetry submissions annually, which is why poets often wait 6 months before hearing back; nonetheless, a publication here is a high achievement.

AGNI , the official literary journal of Boston University, loves poetry that doesn’t care about “what poems should do.” They publish works that are innovative and evolving, yet still cogent in both craft and language. AGNI’s reading period opens up on September 1st and runs until May 31st.

20. The Kenyon Review

The Kenyon Review , a print and online poetry journal out of Kenyon College, publishes craft-focused, language-advancing poetry. On top of its well-respected journal, The Kenyon Review is an active participant in the literary community, regularly hosting workshops, fellowships, internships, and other programs designed to educate the next generation of literary citizens.

21. Ploughshares

Ploughshares , produced out of Emerson College, puts out quarterly publications of highly literary poetry. Submissions to Ploughshares should engage in the contemporary literary conversation and be submitted between June 1st and January 15th.

22. Harvard Review

Harvard Review looks for poetry that is interested in literary techniques. The journal sponsors both emerging and established voices to, as the journal puts it, publish “writers who will be famous next to writers who already are.” Harvard Review reopens for online poetry submissions on August 1st.

23. Lit Hub

Literary Hub , commonly called Lit Hub, publishes prominent voices in the literary world. What makes Lit Hub unique is that they aren’t “open for submissions” like most journals; rather, they partner with other journals to sponsor important works of poetry, prose, and literary criticism. Lit Hub also publishes new works, though they tend to seek out poets rather than respond to submissions.

24. The American Scholar

Finishing up our list of great poetry journals to submit to, The American Scholar is a publication well-known for its business, science, and current issues commentary, but they also accept poetry submissions, which are usually published in the “Web Only” edition of the magazine. The American Scholar is tough competition, but is also one of the best poetry magazines that pay. Web Only submission pay-outs can be as high as $250.

Tips for Navigating the World of Online Poetry Submissions

Finding a home for your poem can be frustrating — there are so many homes to choose from! What’s more, many journals don’t allow simultaneous submissions or take weeks to review your poem, so some poets spend months finding publication for their work. Finding the right journal that’s accepting poetry submissions is daunting, to say the least.

It’s important to understand the poetry submissions process. Most importantly, no poem is guaranteed publication. Poetry reviewers look over hundreds of submissions for each publication, and they often have to make tough decisions about great poems. Good, publishable poems receive rejections all the time, often because a journal has a finite amount of space to publish each month.

Finally, while we think these 24 poetry journals are the best on the net, there are thousands more. You can find a full directory of poetry journals at the literary magazines page on Poets & Writers !

Despite the competitive nature of online poetry journals, you can take specific steps to improve your chances of publication.

Despite the competitive nature of online poetry journals, there are specific steps you can take to improve your chances of publication. Do all of the following before you submit poetry to a journal.

Review the Journal’s Past Publications

It’s good practice to read what the journal has published in the past. Though many online poetry journals accept a wide range of styles and forms, poetry editors still have preferences for what kind of poetry they like to read and publish. Examine the journal’s past publications with a critical eye, and consider whether or not your poem fits among the journal’s ranks.

Follow Formatting Guidelines

When poetry magazines accept online submissions, they often include formatting guidelines alongside their submission rules. It’s best to follow these guidelines, as well as general MLA formatting rules. Use 1-inch margins, a 12-point serif font, and double space stanzas. Taking the time to properly format demonstrates a seriousness about your poetry, whereas unformatted poems may not receive proper attention.

Perfect The Poem’s Title

The journal’s reader is looking for something that grabs their attention right away. A well-titled poem with a stand-out first line will be far more eye-catching than an untitled poem with a slow start. Remember, the reader goes through hundreds of submissions every month, so poetry submissions should stand out from the beginning!

Shoot for the Moon, not the Stars

Lastly, it’s important to note that not all poetry journals are made equal. The poetry world is competitive, and poets often have to secure publications from lesser-known journals before they attempt publication through a reputable magazine.

Closing Thoughts on Online Poetry Magazine Submissions

The publishing world is tough, fast, and competitive. The internet has expanded poetry’s readership and writership; this is a good thing, but with so many other voices, it can be hard to know where to submit your poetry to add your voice to the conversation. You may encounter one rejection, five rejections, or fifty rejections before you find a home for your poem. Don’t let this deter you.

Often, a rejection of your poetry submission has nothing to do with the quality of your work. Rather, poetry editors have a limited amount of space per publication, and they look to publish poems that, when read together, create a bigger conversation. A rejection can simply mean your poems didn’t work for that month’s issue, for reasons completely out of your control.

Don’t think of a rejection letter as a “rejection,” think of it as: there is a better home for my poetry.

Finally, poetry journals are subjective in their treatment of the poetry submissions they receive. After all, journals are run by humans, and although many humans try to be objective in their tastes and preferences, objectivity is impossible in the arts. Don’t think of a rejection letter as a “rejection.” Think of it as follows: there are other places to submit poetry, and there is a better home for my poetry.

Whatever your level of experience and goals for your poetry, the instructors at Writers.com can help you perfect your poems and find new homes for them. Take a look at our upcoming online poetry writing courses and one-to-one coaching options, and take the next step in your poetry writing journey.

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This blog was very helpful in finding online poetry submissions.Thank you so much for putting them out here.

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Hi there, I’m happy to hear this post helped you find some good publications to consider! Best of luck on getting some poetry acceptances.

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Thanks for this list! It’s always interesting to see such subtle differences in how these publications handle things. Another young publication to check out is called the Skrews Syndication. The focus is on darker themed poetry that is shrouded in pain and ill experiences. Worth a look.

– https://loose.skre.ws

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Just to add to your suggestion for young publications The Blood Pudding is also great!


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Thank you for that, Augustine.

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Would you recommend we submit our poetry to multiple sources? Does that work with certain sources but not all sources? Or wait for a response each time? Would love to know your thoughts, thanks!

Great question! Many journals will let you do what’s called “simultaneous submissions,” which they will specify on the submission guidelines. If you want to submit to multiple journals at the same time, it will probably speed up how long it takes to get that poem published, though be warned that some journals don’t like knowing you’ve submitted to other journals as well. Read the submission guidelines thoroughly, as well as the journal’s past publications.

Good luck!!

Thank you!! I will do just that.

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Thank you for your time. Please include The Weekly Avocet – every weekend, Editor a prompt, courteous and kind Charles Portolano, Very encouraging to emerging Nature poets. Their guidelines: If you don’t send them, we can’t share them! Share one of your Fall-themed poems, 4 photos, haiku (up to 10), Saving Mother Earth Challenge poems Please read the guidelines before submitting Only one poem, per poet, per season. Please send your submission to [email protected] Or [email protected] Please put (early or late) Fall/your last name in the subject line. Please be kind and address your submission to me, Charles. Thank you. (Just so you know: I do not read work from a poet who doesn’t take the time to address their submission to the editor, who they want to read their work.) Please do not just send a poem, please write a few lines of hello. Please do not have all caps in the title of your poem. Please no more than 45+ lines per poem. Please no religious references. Please use single spaced lines. Please remember, we welcome previously published poems. Please put your name, City/State, and email address under your poem. No Zip codes. Please send your poem in both the body of an email and an attachment. We look forward to reading your Fall submission…

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Thank you for this review, could you guide me where can i submit poems in spanish ?

Hi there, This is a great question! I don’t know too much about Spanish language journals, but a little bit of digging turned up this article: https://www.latinobookreview.com/database-of-spanish-literary-magazines–journals-in-the-us–latino-book-review.html

Hope this helps, and good luck!!

Thank you very much for this list , exactly what I have been searching for.

Best, Giovanni

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Hi, is there a journal you recommend related to grieving?

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I am looking for the same thing. Let me know if you find anything.

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I think that the Ekphrastic Review is one of the very best online magazines. They publish poems based on works of visual art. The poems can be of any style — traditional or free verse.

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I have a narrative poem about a day in the life of a Covid nurse; would like to get it out there asap.This poem is begging to be published where the most readers are likely to see it. Any journals or online publications that might be especially receptive to this poem?

Thank you! Lucinda

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They just posted a whole list of publications that might consider your poem. It seems that you already have what you need. Remember, “Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

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Researching poetry lists today, I came across the American Journal of Nursing – which apparently accepts poetry at $150 per poem, at least at the date of the listing I was reading. Worth checking out! Good luck!

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Thank you for this informative and comprehensive article Megan and Sean. I have so far secured three publications this year with small lit mags. When do I move away from phrases such as ‘I am an emerging poet’ when writing a cover letter to publishers? How many publications do you realistically need, to then refer to ones self as ‘a semi- established poet’ (if that’s the correct phrase)? Any tips on how I can professionally convey this will be most helpful. Thanks.

Hi Neekole,

Great question! Phrases like “emerging poet” are helpful categorizations for publishers and journals, because many publications (nowadays) want to support new literary voices. Generally, an “emerging poet” is a poet who hasn’t yet published a full-length collection of poetry (48+ pages).

That said, you don’t need to call yourself an emerging poet, if you don’t want to. Represent yourself however you like! You can just as easily say you’re an “environmental” poet, a “heartbroken” poet, or a “professional” poet. Most adjectives work!

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Where would to the best place to submit dark content poetry. Stuff about the evil that man does to the planet and his fellow man greed and money and the judgment that’s coming

I think there’s already a whole book dedicated to poetry and other literature about “the evil that man does to the planet and his fellow man greed and money and the judgment that’s coming.” I don’t think King James is taking anymore submissions though.

Thank you for the information. If I get published, I’ll give you guys a shout out in my “About the Author” section. Thank you, Meghan and Sean! Now if you guys have any articles on “How to Write a Poem”, let me know please.

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Is there a good website giving inspiring poems for polio survivors? If not, perhaps there should be. There’s a lot of us around, even though the disease was eliminated a long time ago in most countries. Polio killed or crippled many; even those who recovered well may now be struggling with post-polio syndrome. I had a go at writing such a poem. Here it is:

Overnight hospital stay first for a very a very long time; when a toddler, illness forced a fearsome confinement – hours of therapy daily, no contact with other kids; the compensation has been that restriction reluctance kept me out of jail and hospital!

This poem is in the 15/6/19 post of my non-commercial blog about various subjects. The blog is easy to find, and its pictures are popular.

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I would suggest ‘ COMMAFUL and Craigslist as well. I just Published a poem I wrote in a free classified ads section of the DAYTOÑA BEACH BOOKS and MAGAZINES and it will remain their for 6 months and it did not cost me a penny either. I’m also considering starting up my own PODCAST and if I do I will be doing poetry readings on it . Brian Keith Mino

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Thank you for this information. It helps me a lot.

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Thanks for the list. It will be very helpful for me . Thankyou

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Excellent. Grouping in order of importance or professionalism is very useful.

When rejected, I think “bastards”.

‘…and there is a better home for my poetry.’

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I have a boss who would like to have a favorite poem he likes, but did not write, printed in a publication for him to enjoy. Can he do this? With which publications can he make a request to run the poem?

Hi Donna, good question! Unfortunately, literary journals don’t work this way–they only seek new, unpublished works of poetry, submitted from the poet themselves. You may be able to find some publication venues in local newspapers or periodicals, but since literary journals have a finite amount of space (and a wealth of submissions), they probably won’t consider other kinds of submissions.

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This is a very nice site to learn and read the poetry of international writers. I congratulate all behind this great creative job.

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Another young digital literary magazine that has a new issue out each month and loads of opportunity: opendoorpoetrymagazine.com – and it’s free to subscribe and free to submit

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We want to read your stories!

I am establishing a micro-publishers called goatshedpress. We are going to be publishing high-quality, cutting edge chapbooks of collected writing. I would love to read your short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Contributors will receive free copies to sell/distribute, and an author bio both in the chapbook and on our website (still in development).

Email your writing to [email protected] and I will try my best to get back to you in under two weeks. Look forward to reading your work!

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Would this include poetry for children?

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Unpublished, new poet. Wondering what kind of info to include/not include in a cover letter with my poem submissions, Thank you.

Good question! Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’m going to point you towards this article from Writer’s Digest, which sums it up perfectly: https://www.writersdigest.com/personal-updates/sample-cover-letters-for-poetry-submissions

Best of luck!

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This is a great list! There are so many online journals that are good for poetry! Check out The Westchester Review at this link: https://www.westchesterreview.com/

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Nice article.

Would request if you could add http://www.littleauthors.in/ in your article which caters to young adults.

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Where is good place to publish tasteful poetry with a sensual flare?

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Please include the following CFS : CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- January 2023 Issue

We are inviting submissions for January 2023 issue of ‘Literature Today-An International Literary Journal’. The theme of our January 2023 issue is ‘Love’. You can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one minute plays on :

1. love at first sight 2. poem/story/one minute play in memory of a loved one 3. love as an aesthetic experience 4. love and teenagers 5. love and romance as predestined event 6. love relationships and role of gods 7. love and marriage 8. love as illusion 9. love in the age of internet 10. lovers as rebels 11. platonic love 12. love and immortality 13. disappointment/deceit in love 14. lovers as saints 15 any other theme related to love

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022.

Submission Guidelines: 1. Send not more than 4 poems (preferably short poems upto 1 page for each poem). 2. Send not more than 2 short stories (word limit of 500 words for each story)/2 one minute plays (2 pages for each play)/ 2 memoirs (1000 words for each memoire). 3. Work submitted for publication must be original. 4. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome. 5.Send all submissions to [email protected] 6. Please send a cover letter and short Bio-data, (Maximum 100 words) in third person narrative, with your submission. Please attach a high resolution photo of yours too.

To check the free E-book of June 2022 issue please visit: https://literaturetodayjournal.blogspot.com/

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Don’t forget Written Tales.


They help authors get seen and read. Worth checking them out.

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8 Proven Poetry Websites To Read And Share Your Poems

I have been writing poetry for as long as I can remember. Ever since our first grade poetry unit where we made haiku butterflies, I have been dabbling with poetry. Between various websites I post to and the notebooks I have filled up with words, I have written many thousands of poems and my words have touched millions.

Poets often ask me, “How did you build an audience for your poetry?” and “Where do you post your poetry?” These two answers are closely related and I aim to answer these questions in this post.

I’m going to dissect each publishing platform I’ve shared to (many of which I still share to today) and share the pros and cons of each.

My advice for most writers trying to build an online audience is as follows:

1. Post to as many websites as you have time for and test the waters. Be open to new sites, formats, and ideas

2. If you don’t have time to make some friends on the platform, then don’t post to it. You need to read other people’s works and comment nice things on them in order to get readers

3. Post regularly

This method has helped me accumulate followers and readers quickly on every platform.

Without further ado, here is my list of favorite places to post (ordered by my posting frequency)

1. Commaful

This site is quite different than most poetry sites on this list. All the poems on the site are accompanied with images and you can do really unique tricks with the structure and visuals in this format.

The community is the nicest I’ve come across and has been very supportive of other poets on the site.

What I Like:

· I’ve never seen anything like it before. The format is very fresh

· Very nice community and active readers

· Gaining followers and readers was really easy and natural: they have this trending feed and I hit it a few times gaining a lot of readers. Growing incredibly quickly

· They published a poetry book that my friends got featured in!

What I Dislike:

· The format is great at times, but isn’t great for everything. Some of my old poems don’t work with their format as well.

· While easier to gain followers, the maximum reach is smaller. It definitely doesn’t have the same maximum reach as something like Instagram

2. Instagram

Have you heard the term “Instagram poet” before? These poets are writers that share poetry through images on Instagram and the most popular ones have millions of followers. Instagram is huge so the potential reach is huge as well.

Most of the popular poetry here are a few lines at maximum and feature relatable emotions. I put this high on the list because of its massive potential reach and the popularity of Instagram poets on the Instagram site.

· Massive potential reach. You can reach many millions of people if you become successful as an Instagram poet

· Instagram poets often get cool opportunities and get approached by illustrators and others for small partnerships

· You have to make your poem on another platform and then transfer it to Instagram after. Kind of tedious

· Instagram isn’t built for poetry, so you have to compete with memes, beautiful photos, and selfies for attention

· You don’t get real feedback in the comments. Just people tagging each other and “So true”.

3. HelloPoetry

I like the overall feel of the site. It feels more modern than most sites that are dedicated specifically to poetry and has a decent sized. The keep the community invite only, although it’s pretty easy to secure an invite if you are writing actual poems and not promoting spam.

It’s a pretty big in terms of traffic numbers but the internal community felt small, which is why I don’t post here as often these days.

· The community is very specific to poetry which allows feedback to be a lot more specific

· Tightly knit community because it’s invite only to post

· Other poetry specific sites I came across were fairly old school in design. This one has a nice new feel to it

· Might just be me, but the community felt small for the size of the site

· Very hit or miss when it comes to exposure. Less predictable than a few of the sites above where I know I can get views

Tumblr has a lot of flexibility when it comes to the types of poetry you can share. Some quotes and poems can really take off when they get momentum! The reach isn’t as big as Instagram, but it’s still pretty good. The community is generally supportive. I find that what becomes popular and doesn’t is fairly random. I’ve posted a lot of great quotes, but some just randomly take off.

Over the years, I’ve built myself a nice little following using tags and interacting with others. Even today though, I have no clue will take off and what won’t.

· Friendly community with strong overall reach

· Everything is categorized by tags and there are a number of popular tags (like #poetry and #poetsoftumblr) that help you get more exposure

What I Don’t Like:

· Not dedicated for writing. Memes and photos are far more popular on Tumblr than writing.

· My reach has seemingly started going down slowly despite getting more followers. Tumblr seems to be slowing down?

5. AllPoetry

They claim that this is the largest poetry community and I’m inclined to believe that. I found the style and feeling a bit old. For me, how I feel when I post is very important. The overall site just feels clunky and old. They have contests and writing groups as well as some nice profiles, which are a plus.

· Dedicated community for poets

· Nice bells and whistle features like profiles and tools

· Feedback is pretty on point

What I Don’t Like

· Not a fan of the design or the feel when using the site. May be my personal preference, but things just don’t feel right to me when I’m writing or navigating through the site.

· Using similar strategies, I’ve gotten a lot more reach for my work on other sites, though not as good feedback in most cases

The site you’re on right now to read this post. It’s a nice writing platform and has a very clean experience. I really like their elegant design and creation tools. I wish there were more poets here. I’ve seen a few publications around poetry, but none that provide really meaningful exposure.

· Very clean design and easy to use writing tool

· Publications are nice and Medium publications can provide a bit of additional exposure

· Not as much love for poets on this site. I rarely see it. The publications that do post poetry are relatively small and don’t huge reach

You might be surprised to see this on the list as Twitter isn’t known for poetry. But you’d be surprised! There’s a small but very active community of “micropoets” that tweet under a variety of hashtags. The most popular I’ve participated in is the “#micropoetry” hashtag. There are many more though. Just dig through! There are also short stories (#vss)

· Twitter is a nice organized timeline and very easy to see all the posts in one go.

· Twitter has massive reach potential and a positive environment for poets

· Poems in photos (kind of like on Instagram) seem to do particularly well

· The tweet poems don’t go very viral from what I’ve seen. Even the popular ones don’t get as much reach as Instagram poets. Most people just aren’t there for poetry.

· Limited character count at 240 characters.

I have had way more success with fiction on Wattpad than I have had with poetry. While it is possible to build an audience here, they don’t show poems as much in the recommendations. Overall it is a nice site to post writing so it’s worth a shot. I just personally haven’t had as much success with it for poetry.

Lately the site has been very buggy for me too, though this wasn’t always the case so I wouldn’t count them out just because of that.

· Wattpad is a really big writing website. One of the largest. So the reach can be good if you are able to get visibility

· Easy to use app

· Personally had a harder time getting poetry seen over the fiction stories that are on Wattpad

Strategy For Success On Poetry Websites

As a reminder from earlier in this article, here are the principles you should be following:

As of late, I’ve had the most success with these strategies on Commaful and Instagram, but these strategies do work everywhere so use them on every site you decide fits you.

My mentees most commonly struggle with part 2 of my strategy: reaching out to people and making friends. The idea is fairly simple. Think about the nicest thing anybody has ever said to you about your poetry. If you haven’t shared your poetry with anyone yet, think about what would make you excited as a poet. Positive comments and interactions make our day as writers and that is true for everyone.

Read other people’s poetry. Share genuine compliments and feedback. Very quickly, you’ll find that many will want to return the favor. Don’t do it just so that people can return the favor, but by being kind and engaged with others, you’ll find that people will naturally start checking out your work too.

If you write well, then the success will build on itself. The more people that see your writing, the more that will follow you. The more that your poetry reaches, the more opportunities that will come your way.

At the end of the day, it’s about trying things out! I started out being very shy about sharing my writing, but as I practiced more and shared more, I became more confident and even improved my skills as a writer. I hope this advice was helpful in helping you find a place to post.

I plan to share more advice from my poetry journal. Comment below and let me know what you’d like me to write about next!

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Get Paid to Write Poetry Online: 40 Ways (Up to $2k/Poem)

By: Author Swati Chalumuri

Do you know you could earn money selling your poems?

If you have a knack for writing whimsical words that are capable of making people well–up and buckle–down, then why waste your talent?

With a whole new online world where your poems can earn you money and might even fame, why wait? Get paid to write poetry online!

Whether it is rhymed poetry or a blank verse, a sonnet or a haiku, an ode or a limerick; you can write it all and get paid for your poetry.

Check out these websites that pay for poetry, and the various magazines that run contests from time to time.


#1 Can You Sell Poetry Online?

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Yes, 100% you can!

And, you’ll be surprised to know, how much you could make selling your poetry online.

There are many publishing magazines, both online and offline, that pay you (sometimes as high as $1000) for poems that move hearts and bring joy to the world!

Read on to know more about how to make money writing poems.

#2 How to Make Money from Poetry?

Here are some of the top 5 ways to make money selling poems. Get started with the one that interests you the most and start writing poems for money!

#3 Where Can I Publish Poems for free?

You might not know it but there are a large group of magazines that publish your poems and pay you for them.

Of course, your poems need to be preferably unpublished anywhere, will have to meet the stipulated guidelines, should not be an infringement of copyrights, and also, need to be in the theme/genre that they specify.

And sometimes, there will be a catch – you have to wait for quite a bit of time to get the confirmation from them and in the meanwhile, your submitted poems should remain unpublished.

The time ranges from days to weeks and to even months sometimes, and this probably isn’t a way to make quick money.

23 Magazines That Pay For Poetry ($300 per poem)

Wondering where to submit poetry for money? Here are a few publishing houses that pay for your poems.

1. Goblin Fruit – They pay $15 for unpublished poems and $5 for solicited reprints. They print poems belonging to the fantastical realm– mythical, surreal, folklore, fairy tale, and their likes.

2. Leading Edge – They pay anywhere between $5 to $20 and they are looking for Sci-Fi or Fantasy poetry. They also publish fiction, non–fiction, and artistic portfolios.

3. Boulevard Magazine – They pay you a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $250. There is a fee for online submissions, but all offline submissions are FREE!

4. New Myths – Pays 1.5 cents per word and a minimum of $30 per entry on a variety of topics. Your fiction or non–fiction poetry will be featured provided it has a certain mass appeal!

5. Clubhouse Junior Magazine – This popular family magazine pays you around 15 to 25 cents per word to write on topics relating to strong family values and inspiring words for children. You can write both stories and poems for them.

6. Subtropics – This is a literary journal of the University of Florida that pays $100 per poem and looks for both original work and translations. They also accept stories, novellas, and essays, but charge $3 per entry.

7. Poetry Foundation – Deemed as the oldest monthly devoted to poetry, this Magazine pays you a minimum of $300 and accepts submissions all through the year.

8. Willow Spring Magazine – They publish in spring and fall and pay you $20 per published poem and also accept translations.

9. Alaska Quarterly Review (QAR) – This popular magazine accepts poems in traditional and experimental types and pays you anywhere between $10 to $40 or even more depending on the quality of your work.

10. Three Penny Review – They pay up to $200 per poem but do not accept simultaneous submissions and poetry entries should have less than 100 lines.

11. IHLR (Iron Horse Literary Review) – They have single poem publications (which pay you $50 per poem). Poets should send 3 to 5 poems for consideration. They have both themed and open issues.

12. Black Warrior Review – They do not collect any fee for your online submissions and offer $100 to $200 per published work. Oh, and they also accept translations.

13. Rattle – They accept both online and postal submissions and pay $100 for online publications and $200 for those who are making their way into the print.

14. Grain Magazine – They accept from September 15 to May 15 and accept individual poems, sequences and suits and pay you anywhere between $50 to $250.

15. Iowa Review – Run by the people of the University of Iowa, they accept submissions in the fall semester i.e. from September to November. They charge $4 for online submissions and pay $1.5 per line of poetry.

16. Fun For Kids – This happens to be for kids and they accept poetry entries that are not in the adult genre. They have themed submissions each month and the themes are announced on their websites. They pay around $10 to $50 per published work.

17. The Sun Magazine – No introduction is required about this one. They pay about $100 to $250 per published poem and all they ask from your writing is to “surprise us!”

18. Crazy Horse – They accept submissions from September 1 till May 31 and ask for a submission of a set of 3 to 5 poems at a time. They pay anywhere between $50 to $ 250.

19. Agni – Housed at Boston University, this magazine means Fire. They accept simultaneous submissions of up to 5 poems at a time and pay $20 to $150 per published entry.

20. EPOCH Magazine – Edited by faculty in the Department of English Program in Creative Writing at Cornell University, this magazine accepts never before published submissions between September 15 to April 15. They pay you a minimum of $50 per poem.

21. VQR Online : Pays $200 per poem, up to 4 poems; for a suite of 5 or more poems, the pay is usually $1,000.

22. Arc Poetry Magazine : Arc pays for poetry at the rate of $50 per page. Payment is issued upon publication along with one free copy of the issue in which the work appears. Submissions should not 3 poems or 360 lines.

23. Chicken Soup for the Soul : They do not publish poems that do not tell a story, so check out their guidelines before submitting your work. The pay is usually $200 – find out more here

#4 Enter a Poetry Contest (Win up to $2,000 Reward)

Many literary magazines conduct regular poetry contests. They are again either genre or theme-specific or simply looking for the most impressive and impactful ones.

Extensive guidelines are provided for the participants and submissions are accepted only during a particular period of the year.

Read on to find where you can Enter Your Poem in a Competition:

1. The Iowa Review Awards – 10 pages of poetry (not more than one per page) and previously unpublished works along with an entry fee of $20 go into this contest that lets you bag $1500 if you manage to win it or get $750 as the runner up.

Check out the guidelines and submit your work right here .

2. Colorado Prize for Poetry – It is an international poetry book manuscript contest where the prize-winner receives a $2000 honorarium . They charge a $25 entry fee that comes with a yearlong subscription to the Colorado Review.

3. Crazy Horse Prizes – With a $20 entry fee that includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse, they accept 1 – 3 poems submitted between January 1 to January 31. You get to take home a $2000 reward !

4. Neil Postman Award for Metaphor – Awarded by Rattle in honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, they charge no entry fee and have no list of special guidelines. The author of the selected poem gets to have $2000 , which the people of Rattle ask to be spent on books and in killing the television.

5. IHLR (Iron Horse Literary Review) – They publish single-author chapbooks with poetry collections ($1000 for the winner), flash short poems (winner takes $250 home).

Plus, while the ten finalists receive a standard honorarium for poems ($50 per poem) winners can bag a $1000 check . Poets can submit up to five poems for consideration. These people take their poetry very seriously. So, look no further.  

6. Bellevue Literary Review – The  BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to several topics. The first  prize is $1,000  (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2021 issue of  BLR .

Honorable mention winners will receive $250 and publication in the Spring 2021 issue of the BLR . Here are the winners of the 2020 BLR Literary prize . You could be next. 

7. Boston Review   – Contestants from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe will have to pay an entry fee of $20. While a winner will be chosen in each genre, many more runners-up will have their work published. Finally, the first prize winner gets $1,000 and publication.

8. The Ruminate Broadside Poetry Prize – This opportunity is now open. Each year this site awards $500 and publication to the winning poet. You can apply two poems per entry; 10 to 30 lines each. Enter now for $12.

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#5 How to Publish Poetry for Money – Start a Poetry Blog

All in all, the wait for getting your poem published or elected in a contest is time-consuming and requires a lot of patience and time.

What if your mind keeps spewing so much poetry that you simply cannot wait all the time to get published? Why wait?  Start a Poetry Blog – It takes just 15 minutes!

1. Create your free websites (with the help of a few assisting sites like Google business website or personal blog using Blogger) and start posting your poems. The more you get noticed, the more advertisers will become your sponsors.

2. Make use of your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, or any other social networking medium to promote your website and get more attention.

3. Use background images of beautiful sceneries or use your art to transport your readers into the emotions that you pour into your poems.

4. And finally, make sure you promote your sponsors with links and perhaps a little relationship with your poems.

#6 Poetry for Sale: Sell Your Poetry Merchandise

But, still. All this is going to take some time. Getting popular and getting all the sponsorships does take some time to build it all up.

So if you are looking for making quick bucks , let’s get down to immediate sales.

1. Make Haiku T-Shirts – it’s all raving these days, wearing t-shirts with quotes. But why not level it up a bit and print haikus on the t-shirts, caps, or backpacks?!

After all, people are more expressive these days. Write to them, print them, brand them, and sell them. Also, add “available for customization” and you will have orders piling up in no time.

2. Print Sonnets On Coffee Mugs – have you ever thought about your coffee cup speaking about your mood today? Or maybe your coffee cup giving you some encouragement? Well, why not?!

Make the coffee mugs more attractive by printing little ballads and sonnets on them. And of course, they are for sale!

3. Diaries And Wall Posters – Well, what’s stationery shopping without buying a diary or a journal? You can take custom orders and print your poems on diary covers or wall posters for couples, kids, and especially teenagers

#7 Get Paid to Write Poetry for Greeting Cards, Notecards & Bookmarks

Yes, you heard me right!

Ever thought of making ‘ Customized Greeting Cards, Notecards, and Bookmarks ‘?

If you haven’t yet, then you should.  It’s such a lucrative idea, that’s always in huge demand.

Can’t believe me?

Check out, how these Etsy sellers are minting money selling greeting cards , birthday cards , bookmarks , and note cards .

 ➡ 55,000+ sales selling greeting cards 😯 Isn’t that insane?!

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That’s it, start selling e – greeting cards on Etsy . Orders will be pouring in no time when you spread the word.

Cut up a few, paste-up some more, write up all you can, and seal it.

#8 Make YouTube Poetry Videos

One thing that’s getting wildly popular to make money, is making YouTube poetry videos.

Savannah Brown, a famous vlogger, with over 500k subscribers, makes a decent income creating poetry videos on YouTube. She monetizes her channel with AdSense and sells her e-books on Goodreads.

Check out one of her top poetry videos right here. 

Interesting in launching your own poetry channel?Learn how to get started on YouTube

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Websites that Pay for Poetry

Whatever you do, you need an audience for your poem. Make them interested, quip their interest, try finding out what interests them at large and pour your heart out in your poetry.

It’s all about drawing people to you and making them fall in love with what you write. That’s all that is needed to make money using your poetry.

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15 Best Poetry Websites for Kids, Teens, Teachers, and Classrooms

Verses of every kind, for every kind of poet!

Jill Staake

Whether you’re celebrating National Poetry Month, launching a poetry unit, or just looking for poems to share with kids or teens in the classroom, these sites are for you. These poetry websites have selections for readers and learners of all ages. Many of them include resources for teaching poetry too. Take a look at one or all of them to find what you need.

1. Poetry4Kids

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Best for: Elementary teachers and students

Kenn Nesbit was named Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2013. Here, you’ll find lots of his wonderful work, including a roundup of his popular funny poems. Search by subject, grade level, topic, and more, plus find poetry writing lessons and activities to use in your classroom.

2. The Children’s Poetry Archive

Best for: Pre-K-8 students and teachers

The founders of this site believe the best way to connect with poetry is to hear its authors read it out loud. They’ve collected thousands of recordings of poets giving readings of their poems and curated this special collection just for kids. There’s also a section just for teachers to help them use the recordings with their students.

3. American Life in Poetry

Best for: Middle and high school students and teachers

Each week, this site publishes a new poem with short commentary to help readers delve deeper. Poems focus on the American experience, and you can search by region or topics that speak to different aspects of American life.

4. ShelSilverstein.com

Best for: K-6 teachers and students

Shel Silverstein’s poems have been delighting kids for decades. This website provides learning resources for teachers to use when teaching his poems in their classrooms. Kids will find videos, printables, and wallpapers to enjoy and share.

5. ReadWriteThink

Best for: K-12 language arts teachers

If you’re a language arts teacher, you probably already have this site on your favorites list. Their poetry section is terrific, offering lesson plans, activities, professional development, and blogs. Search for resources by grade level, and try student interactives on haikus, acrostics, and more.

6. Poetry.com

Best for: Anyone looking for new or favorite poems to read

Published authors meet amateurs on this massive database. It’s one of the largest poetry websites on the web, where you’ll find well-known poems, poet biographies, and self-published poetry by current writers. The site can be a little ad-heavy, and it’s not necessarily the easiest to navigate. But if you’re looking for poems on a certain topic, a search here is a good place to start.

7. Poetry Foundation

Best for: Anyone looking to explore poetry past and present

The Poetry Foundation is linked to Poetry magazine , which has been around since 1912. The site is comprehensive, with poems, poem guides, audio poems, and dozens of curated collections. You’ll also find articles, essays, interviews, and more resources for teaching and learning about poetry. With more than 46,000 poems, this is one of those poetry websites you’ll definitely want to bookmark.

28. Famous Poets and Poems

Best for: Anyone searching for well-known poets or poems

The name says it all! If you’re looking for a specific poem, you’ll likely find it here. You can also get biography information about poets, as well as quotes and a bibliography. With more than 630 poets represented, this is a robust database for finding poetry to use in the classroom.

9. PBS: Poetry In America

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Best for: Upper elementary through high school students and teachers

PBS offers short videos on 12 well-known poems, including Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus” (“Give me your tired, your poor … “). Learn about the poets and hear interpretations from athletes, authors, musicians, politicians, and others. They’ll help kids make a stronger connection to these powerful poems. (Plus, teachers can assign these videos directly to Google Classroom.)

10. MAPS: Modern American Poetry Site

Best for: Older students and teachers looking for modern poems and poetry

This site is both a source to find modern poetry (they currently have 270 poems available) as well as a place to learn about modern poetry itself. Teachers will find the section on modern poetry schools helpful. The site also offers criticism of many of its poems, useful for helping students understand meaning and importance.

11. Poetry International

Best for: Older readers interested in discovering new poetry from around the world

Broaden your horizons by exploring poetry from nations around the globe. Founded in the Netherlands, this site features Dutch poets but has poems from dozens of countries in multiple languages. For foreign language poems, you can choose to have them translated or read them as written.

12. Poetry Out Loud

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Best for: Middle and high school teachers, students, and libraries

This national arts education program encourages kids to get excited about poetry by sponsoring recitation competitions for high schoolers. Their website offers an excellent database of poems that are appropriate for kids and teens, so even if you’re not interested in competing, you’ll find this site valuable. You can watch videos and listen to audio of previous competition winners, and find a selection of lesson plans for teaching poetry.

13. Poets.org

Best for: K-12 teachers and students interested in teaching, learning, and writing contemporary poetry

Maintained by the Academy of American Poets, Poets.org is a place to find contemporary American poetry and poets. They sponsor National Poetry Month  and Poem-a-Day , which publishes new poems each weekday. Teachers will discover a wealth of resources , including lesson plans and programs like Teach This Poem .

14. Poetry 180

Best for: High schools students and teachers

Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins designed Poetry 180 to make it easy for high school students and teachers to find a new poem to explore every day of the school year. For another cool Poet Laureate project students will enjoy, check out Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem site.

15. Teen Ink

Screen shot from Teen Ink, a poetry website

Best for: Aspiring teen poets

Looking for a safe place for teens to share their writing and learn from others? Teen Ink is it. Teens can post any kind of writing, and their poetry section is very active. Students will also find information on summer programs and colleges for aspiring poets and authors and contests to enter.

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15 Best Poetry Websites for Kids, Teens, Teachers, and Classrooms

Jill Staake is a Contributing Editor with WeAreTeachers. She has a degree in Secondary English Education and has taught in middle and high school classrooms. She's also done training and curriculum design for a financial institution and been a science museum educator. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida where she often works on her back porch while taking frequent breaks for bird-watching and gardening.

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