How to Publish Your Poetry – Some Advice.

On Publishing Poetry

Though the focus of this article is on poets & poetry, many of the tips below are appropriate for writers of fiction and nonfiction as well. Where should I publish my poems? Finding the right places to submit your can be tricky. Here’s where to look. Poet’s Market My best suggestion for locating publishers is […]

The one thing an author should never, ever do.

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I’m a reviewer. I hang out on message boards frequented by other reviewers. One popular topic on these message boards is that of authors who comment on reviews of their books. Almost all reviewers agree that authors shouldn’t ever do it, and when it happens, someone often links to the site where it’s going down, […]

Poetry Careers – Can You Make Money With Poetry?

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Poets new to publishing sometimes ask how to get paid for publishing their poetry, and how to make a living as a poet. The answer, in a nutshell, is: you don’t. Writing poetry is very rewarding, but not usually in monetary ways. Even the best-known poets typically also teach, work in the publishing industry, journalism, […]

Self-publishing Your Poetry Book or Broadside

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Kamil PorembiƄski /Foter How can I arrange to have my book printed / published? There are various ways to go about it. You can put together a small book by hand, or have a local printer publish some books for you. Or, you can buy a publishing package from a “self-publishing” or “print-on-demand” company. They […]

Authors Copyright and Permissions

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We receive a fair amount of email from folks looking for contact information for particular writers. On occasion those searching for copyright permissions inquire as well. Below you’ll find advice on locating writers, poets, their estates and copyright holders. Note: We aren’t acquainted with most of the poets whose work we sell, but you’re welcome […]

The Lowdown on Copyright for Poets and Writers

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What you need to know about copyrights: Here at Empty Mirror we often get email from folks who would like to know more about how copyright works. Here’s a brief explanation. [Please note – I am not an attorney, and the information presented here has been gathered from a number of sources. I am talking […]