Does Anyone Sell Their Poems?

United States
February 2, 2007 2:29pm CST
I was just wondering if there are any sites online or places you can send your poetry to and they pay you for them. Has anyone done this? If so, where do you send them?
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@ktroth (378)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Stay away from the National (or International) Library of Poetry---or poets.com or poetry.com. They are scams. They will tell you how great your poem is and then bombard you with emails telling you your poem is being published and you should buy the book it's being published in. I don't know of reputable places, but I would suggest you research any place that sounds promising. Check out scam.com any time you are doubtful of what sounds like a good way to make money online.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks! Been there done that too! Years and years ago I tried that and as soon as they mailed me the book order form I said forget this!
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 07
Thank you for the warning, I too have written poems and would equally be interested in where to get them published, but I was told that it is not at all easy and you can be easily scammed as mentioned by ktroth. Good luck with your poems.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Thanks a lot! I have been posting my poems to these sites. I will check for its genuinity.
• United States
23 Feb 07
If you visit www.poetrysoup.com and read articles then one article is about making money from your poems gives you required informations and links.
@Demonix (294)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
nope, I hardly ever show my poetry and I wont sell it, I share them when I think they are good enough sometimes
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I personnally haven't done that but I have come accross that great link about freelance writing so maybe you can find there what you need. www.pcworkathome.net/freelancewritingjobs1.html Hope it will help you and in any case good luck with your poems NB: If you got a lot of them, ahve you thought about making an e-book out of them and trying to sell them yourself ?