Do you love writing poetry? Do you enjoy using aesthetics and rhythm to add meaning to a literature? If you answered yes to the questions above, then this post is for you.
If you love using rhymes, sounds and carefully selected words to stir a reader’s imagination or emotion, you should consider making money with this highly valuable skill. Do you know you can actually get your poems published and be paid for it? Yes, you can make money from your passion.
Many companies will pay you for every poem you write and publish on their website. So, get your poem notes, sit back, and journey with me as I show you how to make money while writing poems.
In this post, I will show you 10 must use sites for poets to make money online.
The Three Penny Review
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The Three Penny Review is a prominent literary magazine, which has over 10,000 readers. You can earn as much as $200 on published poems. They accept up to five poems (but all in one document) that are unpublished, 100 lines or less and are either double-spaced or singled spaced. However, response time ranges from two days to two months, no simultaneous submissions and emails are not accepted (send via mail instead).
Poetry Foundation publishes the world famous “Poetry Magazine”, a very popular magazine that publishes poems. If you have spent any time trying to publish poetry, you are probably familiar with this publication. Poetry Foundation is the authority mag on poetry that publishes established and new writers.
You can submit a maximum number of four unpublished poems for each submission. You are paid $10 per line. If your poem is accepted, the poetry foundation can pay you as high as $300 per poem.
Epoch Magazine is a triannual literary magazine published by Cornell University. It is by far one of the best places where the best talent of poetry and fiction are rewarded. They accept submissions of poems in all forms. You can earn a minimum of $50 for each approved poem. However, Epoch Magazine asks that you limit every submission to five poems per envelope.
The Sun Magazine
The Sun Magazine accepts poems on different topics and different word counts. It does not have a word count limit in each submission and the pay is between $100 and $200 for each of the published poetic work. However, this magazine receives thousands of submissions regularly, so it might take some days or weeks before your poem is finally approved.
The Iowa Review
The Iowa Review constitutes writing and literature programs staff at the University of Iowa. They accept previously unpublished poetry works for consideration of publication in their journal, which is published three times in one year. This publication especially works well for new writers. You can get $1.50 per line for your poem with a minimum of $40 per poem.
Grain Magazine is a Canadian based literary journal. The company publishes its poems four times every year. You can submit a poem with a maximum of six pages. As soon as the poem is published, you will be paid $50 per page. The maximum payout for poets is $250. However, it is important that you first read one or more issues of their publication. This will help you be acquainted with the type and style of poems that the Magazine approves for publishing.
Do you love writing fictional poetry? Crazyhorse is the best place for you to monetize your skills.
CrazyHorse allows you to submit unique fictional, non-fictional and stand out poetry writings. The guidelines states that you should submit a minimum of 2500 words in fiction, non-fiction and poetic of any genre. In order to ensure that the company accepts your poems, ensure that you read the general guidelines.
The Nashville Review
The Nashville Review magazine is also one of the biggest companies that pay you to write poems. They accept all forms of poetry submission. The poems are reviewed for consideration in Nashville Magazine. If your poem gets published, Nashville pays you $25 per poem.
Dreams and Nightmares
Dreams and Nightmares is popular for publishing fantasy writings. If your poem has fantasy coloration then this might be the place for you. The company considers poems from different authors for publishing on their magazine. As a poet, you will earn $12 for every approved poem. You will also get a complimentary copy of the published magazine.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
The famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book publishers constantly accept poems that portray humor and are heart-warming. Every poem must be in a story format. The poem should not be more than 1200 words in length. For every accepted poem, the company pays you $200 via PayPal.
Have you tried any of the poetry mentioned above?