Poetry, Poems, there by the sweat of my brow go I ~The Poet's Poet~
Author: Chris Black ~The Poet's Poet~
The published and unpublished manuscripts of Chris Black. A writer from Wexford, Chris has been writing and publishing poetry for over quarter of a century. September 2016 saw his dream come to fruition with the publication of his first book of Poetry and Short Stories titled Same Train, Different Track.
Preferred reading - Autobiographies, the history of the native American Indian and a vast array of poetry books. Continues to write by day and night by giving the sawdust a shake which in turn awakens the grey matter. - has an eclectic taste in music, spent 16 happy years as a radio presenter in a part time capacity while "slaving" away at the coal face now enjoying all that retirement has to offer and more. Tweets @CJBlack2012, on Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/the-poets-poet-1 youtube @Chris Black-poetry-spoken word. You can find his "work" at https://chrisblack2012.wordpress.com If you do happen to drop by do let him know your thoughts, who you are and where you come from - He will in time also pay you a return visit. Thank you.
Chatting to writers during the recent #JanuaryWriteOff 30 Day Challenge, it became clear many people find the process of submitting to poetry journals and competitions quite daunting. From formatting to bios to fees, there can be a lot of hoops to jump through and I thought it might be useful to walk you through the process.
What Goes into a Submission?
When you’re preparing work to send out into the world, you will need to prepare a package of information comprising some, or all, of the following:
Your work, presented in accordance with the competition or journal’s Submission Guidelines;
A short writer’s bio;
A cover letter and/or a completed application form;
An author’s photo;
Competition or Submission fees (if applicable).
Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.
I’ve attended lots of workshops given by editors and publishers, and they all go something…