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  1. I love writing stories and poems and I think I’m really good at it considering people’s comments. So, I believe this is a great opportunity for me to practice more, get better, and make money too.

    • Let us know how it goes for you!

    • Yes, definitely.

  2. I am from India. I basically write a poem in paragraph form using short sentences in Marathi. Can it be possible for me to join other countries?

    • I’m not sure. Sorry!

  3. If we have put a poem on Facebook, is that considered a published poem?

    • I’m not sure!

    • Yes. It is time stamped.

  4. What are some ways to “get out there” if you’re a young teen?

  5. I have posted some poems on the mobile app poets corner. Is that considered publication?

    • I’m not sure! You’d have to check the terms and conditions.

  6. Hi must the poems that I want to submit have a meaning and must they all be 200 lines long?

    • You would have to check with each individual website to find that out. Their rules for submission may differ from site to site.

  7. Do you think location can affect poetry? For example, I am living in Uganda. Do you think I have a chance?

    • Sure! You probably have as much chance as anyone else.

  8. I write poetry in English and I’m from India…Can I submit my poems in these websites which you mentioned?

    • You would just have to check with each one, but I don’t see why not. Good luck!

  9. I am from Ethiopia and I love writing English poems. Based on my fans, I think I am pretty good. So, is it possible that I can get paid if I submit my poems?

    • You might, but you’ll never know unless you try it! Good luck!

  10. I have a collection of poems. I am a Nigerian. I am looking for a publishing company that will sign me up.

    • Then this post is for you! Just click on the links inside the post for the companies you are interested in. There you should find info on how to submit your poems for publishing. Good Luck!

  11. Can I make money from poem writing?

    • I don’t see why not. Give it a try with one of the options in this post. Good luck!

  12. Hi,
    I am very interested in story and poem writing, but I’ve never tried sharing it with any one except for my college friend. I am not sure if I am better, but my friend always wanted me to try a certain number. Can I?

    • Well, check out some of the sites in this post so you can give it a try. You never know. It might be just the thing for you.

    • I also like to write poems. I am writing, but I can’t publish it. Help.

      • Then this is the post for you. Try one or more of these sites to see if you can get published. Good luck!

  13. Hi,
    I’m a Filipino and I always try to write poems and flash fiction- it’s all English. Many said that I have potential. Do I? I’m not quite sure. I started writing when I was 14 years old. I just found this site hoping to submit something. I’m almost losing hope in writing poems because I’m afraid that it will be neglected. I hope this site will help me.

    • There’s really no way for me to guarantee your submissions will be accepted. The best way is to check out the sites and if you find one that looks of interest to you, give it a shot! I wish you luck in your quest to get poetry published!

    • Hello, Ed. You say you’re afraid of being neglected. You must ignore this fear, Ed. It is a writer’s worst enemy. You will almost definitely be rejected at some point, most likely right off the bat. Most of the greatest writer’s in history have had to deal with rejection. Just keep submitting your work. Don’t stop. Remember, the publisher is rejecting the paper, not you.

      • That’s some good advice, Paul. Thomas Edison found many ways NOT to make light bulbs. However, it only took ONE correct way to change the world!

  14. I like posting some of my inspirational poems on my FB Timeline for friends. Is that considered “published” work? Thank you.

    • In a sense, some might consider that to be “publishing”. However, the true meaning of the word includes making it for sale to the public. I encourage you to keep on writing poetry, though. You might even want to try some of these places to sell them.

  15. Hi,
    I am from Nigeria and I basically write poems and novels, including articles. I think this is the best medium for me to let the world know about my art and talent. I have searched for medias like this and am grateful I found you.

    • I hope this post helps you with your work. Good luck!

  16. I have written a long poem in English running more than 15000 words and 2500 lines at single spacing. I am looking for a traditional publisher in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada. Can someone help me to find one?

    • You could try some of the places listed in this post.

  17. Hello! I am Shumaila from Pakistan. I have written many poems in English, and articles. Also, I have no brother and I am a student. I want to submit poems for the sake of money so that I may pay my study dues.

    • You could try out one or more of the places in this post to send a sample of your work. I wish you luck in getting published and paid!

  18. Hi,
    My name is Velma Thomas. I write poems and would like to be paid for my work. Tell me how to submit my poems and when.

    • Just use the information in this post. It should help you get started. I wish you good luck getting them published.

  19. There are lot of sites you mentioned above, but which among them is the best one for me? I’m sixteen years old, from India, and I’m a beginner in writing, but I think I write good stuff. Please tell me!

    • Well, which one is best can be different for each person. It might depend on the tone of your poetry as well as the style, length, etc. I suggest you look over a few of them and narrow down your list to a couple. Then check to see if you can submit a sample to them for publication. I hope it works out for you!

  20. Good day,
    Please, I want to know how one gets paid after his work has been accepted. I live in Nigeria.

    • That depends on each individual company you are working with. I would check their policies, terms, and conditions on each website. That should answer at least some of your questions. If not, try contacting those companies you are working with or are interested in to ask them directly. Their contact information is usually on their website. I hope that helps.

  21. Hi, are there other websites that respond within a day and still pay very much? I’ve been trying to find one and its been killing me.

    • Honestly, I don’t know. You would just have to check each of them out as each site has different response times, payment schedules, and policies. I hope you are able to find one that works for you. 🙂

  22. Guys, I too started writing poems. I started writing when I became lass lorn. I want to make money out of it. But the problem is that I’m from India and I don’t think these U.S. companies pay overseas writers. Tell me how I can write and earn being an Indian.

    • You’d just have to check with each one you are interested in to see if they accept poetry from India. You could start by checking their policies, terms, and conditions on each site. If that doesn’t say, use their contact information to ask them directly. Otherwise, you might have to do some searching on your own to find a place that will accept your poetry. But if you really want to make money that way, be persistent until you find a place that will accept and publish what you write. I wish you success!

  23. I am a young hardworking girl. I write poems but I’m not sure how to publish them for money.

    • Check out the links in this post to help you get started. Good luck!

  24. I would like to publish my poems. I am really willing to do so. I am Boikano Makgai from Limpopo Gamathatha.

    • Hopefully you can using the links in this post. I wish you success!

  25. Hi,
    I am wondering if submitting your poem to the magazine company and getting paid for it means that you have sold it out to them and it becomes theirs. Or, is it still your poem. What do you think?

    • I think you could check the fine print, policies, terms, and conditions before submitting anything. You could also contact each site directly through their contact information and ask. I wish you luck.

  26. I’m 18 and I’m from India. I have written poems for a long time now, and I guess they are pretty good. Should I try my luck? I basically write contemporary things, which are easy to relate to.

    • I don’t see why not! You’ll never know if you can make money from your hobby unless you take the risk. Good luck!

  27. I want to upload my poem also, but they are in Southern Ndebele language. I wonder if I can get help as to where I can get them online?

    • I don’t know. A starting point might be to directly ask some of the companies you are interested in. Just click on the links in the post and then when you get to their page, see if you can find any info about accepting poems in other languages. If you find nothing, look for their contact information and try asking a few of them. I hope that works and helps you out. 🙂

  28. I am from India and I am writing poems in Hindi. Can I make money from my poetry, and how can I do that?

    • I can’t guarantee that you can make money from your poetry. However, you can always try to use the information in this post to see if it’s possible! Good luck!

  29. I have about 10 poems, most of which I posted in my FB timeline and it earned some comments from friends. But, I have already deactivated my account. Where are my poems posted? Is that considered online publication even though it was not intended for payment?

    • Some would call that publication, others feel that to truly say you’ve been published you must receive payment for your work. Either way, you could try reactivating your Facebook account to see if you can find and retrieve your work. In addition, you could try sending something new to a couple of the places in this post to see if you can get cash for your poems. Good luck!

  30. My poem (one of them) should be in an anniversary card. I do not want to sell it outright. I want to sell it with royalties. It is in English and even if I only made ten cents per card, I think it would add up to a lot of dough. What should I do?

    • There is one card company on our list, Blue Mountain Arts, that accepts submissions. However, they pay per contest winner. To get royalties you might have to do an internet search to find greeting card companies that accept submissions. You can still use the section in this post called, “What to look for before submitting your poetry,” to help you. Good luck!

  31. Is there anyone that will accept previously published poems? For example, if you created a ‘Poem Hunter’ account and posted poetry there or published it on a website would they accept it?

    Thank you.

    • You could find out by going to the links in this post that interest you. Check out their policies, terms and conditions, etc. to see what they say about it. If that doesn’t help, try contacting them directly to ask.

  32. This is quite inspiring.

    • Thank you!

  33. I have written many inspirational poems, as well as humorous poems and poems about animals and their thoughts about other animals, etc. I think some of them are particularly good and would make a very enlightening poetry book with these differing subjects. I am retired and would love to submit my poems for publication in book form and also to individual magazines. Any sound advice on how to get started is greatly appreciated.

    • Try using the links and ideas in this post to help you get started. Good luck!

  34. Hi. I am a poet and a published author. A lot of my work has been published internationally too. I wish to send my poems here.

    • Hey! Check out some of the great places you can submit your poems and earn some money in the article!

  35. Hello,
    I have written a few poems and will like to submit them for publishing.
    How do l go about doing that?
    Thank you!
    Arthur phillips..

    • Check out some of the great places you can publish your poems in this article and make some extra money! Best of luck!

  36. This is a great list. Thank you for the information! I write poetry, and just started to write short stories. These publications would be a great way to find out if I have what it takes to be published.

    • That’s awesome to hear! I wish you luck with publishing your poems. Happy this could help you!

  37. My name is Jennifer Dearie. I wrote explicit poetry rhymes and was told by many I’m extremely talented. I would absolutely love to make cash if it’s possible. Please contact me back I’d appreciate it a lot. TY.

    • Hey Jennifer, there definitely are ways to use your poems to make some cash. Check out some of the links in the site to see where you can submit your poetry! Best of luck.

  38. Do they have to be typed?

  39. I have written great poems for individuals and organizations, but I will like to cash in with some of my poems. Also will need help publishing them to the world.

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