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How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by hector(m): 6:54pm On Sep 05, 2009
i have a lot of good poems that i will want to sell or publish, but i dont knw hw 2 go about that. Pliz can someone help me with what i can do? my no is 08065130886
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by estrella(f): 10:19am On Sep 09, 2009
hi! I'm into poetry writing myself and its something i want to make money from, i honestly don't believe in the saying that poets make money when they are dead, what's wrong with now?
Anyway,while I'm still a novice at the entire game of making money form poetry,i still have a bit of knowledge that may help, there are poetry competitions that you can send some of your poems to, the more competitions you send your poems to,the more chances you have of showing your work, winning can boost your confidence, basically,these competitions always have publishers scouting them and it gives you an opportunity to showcase your talent, the bridportpeotry competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world with a prize of five thousand pounds.you can go on line to www.poetrykit.com and get a listing of present poetry competitions going on presently.Ask yourself,how far am i willing to go to achieve my dreams of being published? take a bold step and do what it takes to be heard and seen, good luck!
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by debest1(m): 10:36am On Sep 09, 2009
estrella:

hi! I'm into poetry writing myself and its something i want to make money from, i honestly don't believe in the saying that poets make money when they are dead, what's wrong with now?
Anyway,while I'm still a novice at the entire game of making money form poetry,i still have a bit of knowledge that may help, there are poetry competitions that you can send some of your poems to, the more competitions you send your poems to,the more chances you have of showing your work, winning can boost your confidence, basically,these competitions always have publishers scouting them and it gives you an opportunity to showcase your talent, the bridportpeotry competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world with a prize of five thousand pounds.you can go on line to www.poetrykit.com and get a listing of present poetry competitions going on presently.Ask yourself,how far am i willing to go to achieve my dreams of being published? take a bold step and do what it takes to be heard and seen, good luck!
Hi, as a side issue, do you speak Hausa?
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by Nobody: 7:41pm On Sep 10, 2009
there is a competition everyday and u need to search very frequently.
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by ebonyking: 10:49pm On Sep 11, 2009
grin grin grin common quys be very careful who send you send your work to.

Because you could be handing over your manuscripts to professional

Litterary Thieves. grin grin grin grin
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by mindeh(f): 8:21pm On Dec 24, 2009
try publishing a book n sell it online
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by Alexious(m): 1:57pm On Jan 05, 2010
Send me an Email at benedictadeyemi65@yahoo.com and i will tell you how to make money publishing your works online.
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by Ifez: 2:39pm On Jan 05, 2010
hector:

i have a lot of good poems that i will want to sell or publish, but i dont knw hw 2 go about that. Pliz can someone help me with what i can do? my no is 08065130886

One good way is to contact authors that write on related areas your poems are based on and see if they would be interested in using your poem/s in their works. They will pay you a commensurate royalty as the books are sold.

I assume that is what one Debbie Anaga or somebody like that did as her poem (Titled: Lagos) was used as the heading for one of the chapters in the American novel "Feddie Girl." I think it was chapter 2 or 3, the chapter that had to do with Lagos, Nigeria.

Another way is to enter contests as someone previously mentioned.

However, all these are long shots.
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by debbiebars: 4:17pm On Feb 08, 2011
hi,

I'm debbie
first u need to create an awareness for ur works!
than pray
and hopefully someone will recognize and want to publish it just like mine was in d feddie girl's novel

cheers
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by olulu(m): 11:18pm On Feb 08, 2011
hallos,
I'm willing to pay for poems and articles that are witty and funny in nature
and in line with the philosophy of my magazine, F-FACTOR Magazine.
U can check us out online at www.f-factormagazine.com ,
and if u game, send a mail to olulu4ever@gmail.com.
Re: How Can I Make Money From Writing Poems by emmerinfo(m): 11:46pm On Sep 24, 2011
If you are very good with writing. I'll suggest you start off can creating your own blog site and update it with poem and your contact info.

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