Poetry Writing Resources
Poetry Writing Resources for beginning bards and published poets.
The Poetry Writing site brings resources for writing and enjoying poetry
right to your fingertips. Jumpstart your writing career, improve your
poetry or just enjoy the poetry of others with the poetry links below.
Best of luck, and enjoy!
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they may lead."
~Lousia May Alcott
General Poetry Writing Resources
In this section you will find poetic terms, a rhyming dictionary, poetry and poets, interactive communities and more...
The Academy of American Poets
A support organization for American poets at all stages of their careers.
Electronic Poetry Center
Directory of Internet Poetry Webs.
Glossary Of Poetic Terms
A unique guide for the study of poetry.
How to Submit a Poem to a Poetry Contest or Publication
Learn the "correct" way to prepare an entry or submission.
Interactive Poetry Pages
Real time poetry collaboration. Add a line to a poem in progress, and view the finished works.
Japanese Poetry Patterns
Introduction and definitions of the various Japanese poetry types.
New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre
Features poets and poetry with a New Zealand connection. Lots of Links.
On Writing Poetry
Excellent resource site for poetry writing and reading.
Creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts for: Poetry.
Poetic Forms & Techniques
Learn the different forms of poetry and what each is used for.
Poetry Forms and Terminology
Descriptions and examples of various poetry forms.
The meanings of poetic terms.
Arnaut & Karkur's ultimate on-line prosody resource.
A tool for finding words that rhyme, it's synonyms, definitions, and more.
Good guide to rhetoric, its terms and uses.
Vocabulary Of Alliteration
This Vocabulary of Alliteration is a new aid in writing poems and songs, and in the study of phonetic or phonemic
Various aspects of the art of poetry writing.
Extensive writing resources.
Poetry writing tips and resources especially for the beginning poet.
How to write a haiku
Tips for the Beginning Poet
Although haiku looks simple enough it is imperative to keep in mind that the haiku traditionally adheres
to strict guidelines in topics as well as form.
This article gives the beginning poet many tips for writing poetry.
How to write a sonnet
How to write a sonnet in ten easy steps with detailed analysis of the ten-step writing process.
Craft of Poetry
Learn the styles and elements of poetry.
In this section, you'll find free online workshops and exercises tohelp you improve your poetry.
The Albany Poetry Workshop
Potato Hill Poetry
Exercises and workshops.
Poets, by nature, play with language all the time, so you'll enjoy the exercises, quizes and games at Potato Hill
that will assist in your poetry writing..
The Journal Poetry Prompts
Extensive amount of writing exercises and prompts.
Poetry Exercise at Ariadne's Web
Poetry writing exercises.
There are many markets that publish poetry from published and unpublished poets. We have listed a few below.
A literary magazine that accepts poetry from established and new writers. Open to
a wide variety of poetry from traditional to highly experimental. Pays $30-$60
Seeking original work from established and emerging fiction writers, poets, essayists,
interviewers, and reviewers. Submit no more than 5 poems at once. Pays $50 per published
Pays $15 for poems under 100 lines.
Pays $8 for poems up to 50 lines.
Quarterly magazine that explores the relationship between people and nature, examines
human communities and how they fit into the larger natural community, and strives to
renew our spiritual connection to the world. Pays $100 per poem on publication.
Dreams and Nightmares
Seeking poetry in sci-fi or fantasy genres, although fantastic-style horror will be
considered. Pays $10.
Accepts submissions of up to 5 poems at a time. Pays $50 minimum per poem, plus
2 copies. Poems may be subject to editing.
The Threepenney Review
Quarterly magazine with a political slant. Accepts poetry of any style and length and pays up to $100 per
In this section, you'll find links to contests. Best of luck...
Poetry Contests, listed by deadline date.
Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest
Poetry competitions by closing date.
$1000 first prize.
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