Poetry Corner

The Market Place – Christina L. Johnson

Hello everyone and welcome to THE MARKETPLACE! This column is a regularly appearing feature for Author Network.

As you journey down the bumpy, but very gratifying road of publication, it is my hope as poetry markets columnist that you will find my series of articles to be useful, for I will be listing on a quarterly basis, places where you can sell your poetry.

So again, welcome to THE MARKETPLACE and let’s begin by looking at some of the many magazines that are out there!


Takahe P.O. Box 13335 Christchurch 8001 New Zealand

Bernadette Hall, Poetry Editor

This magazine likes poetry from both new and established poets. Send cover letter and four poems (each up to two pages in length) with SASE or SAE and IRCs. Previously published poems are acceptable. Response time is approximately four months. Payment is NZ$ 30 plus two copies.


School Magazine
NSW Department of Education and Training
P.O. Box 1928
Macquarie Centre
New South Wales 2113

Jonathan Shaw, Editor

E-mail (inquiries only): schmag@geko.net.au
Website: www.geko.net.au/~schmag/

If you would like to try your hand at writing poetry for children, this is a well paying market. The magazine has four sections for various reading levels:

Countdown: ages 8-9
Blast Off: ages 9-10
Orbit: ages 10-11

Touchdown: advanced primary and secondary school readers

Send up to ten typed, double-spaced poems (100 lines in length or less each) with cover letter, SASE or SAE and IRCs. Previously published poems are acceptable, provided you inform the editor of the publication’s name and date the material appeared. Response time is two to six months. Magazine buys one time serial rights. Payment is AUS$ 30-$140 (depending on length) plus two copies.


Apples & Oranges

Tom Fallon, Editor

This magazine seeks poetry of any style or form. Send cover letter with biographical information and three to five previously unpublished poems to editor@aopoetry.com. Do not send attachments. Response time is approximately three months. Payment is publication on magazine’s website.


The Amethyst Review
23 Riverside Avenue
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 4G2

Penny L. Ferguson and Paul Ferguson, Editors

E-mail (inquiries only): amethyst@col.auracom.com
Website: www.interhop.net/~amethyst

This magazine seeks the very best in contemporary free verse poetry and judging from my research, may be a tough market for beginners to crack. Send five poems (up to 200 lines in length each) with cover letter, SASE or SAE and IRCs. Deadlines for submissions are January 31 and August 31. No previously published poems will be accepted. Response time is about six months. Acquires first North American serial rights. Payment is one copy.


Brando’s Hat
14 Vine Street
Kersal, Salford
Manchester M7 3PG
United Kingdom

Sean Body, Editor

This magazine seeks poems of high quality that are not boring or unoriginal. Send up to six poems (up to 40 lines in length) with cover letter, SASE or SAE and IRCs. Response time is three months. Acquires first British serial rights. Pays one copy.


THE MARKETPLACE is committed to making listings as complete as possible. If you publish a paper based literary journal or online magazine, or if you have marketing information that you would like to see listed in this column, please contact Christina L. Johnson at cljohnso@bigfoot.com (sorry, no attachments please!).

Christina L. Johnson has had poetry published in numerous literary magazines worldwide. When not writing or traveling, she is a freelance web designer (abracadabra.developmentltd.com).

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