Commission a poem online?
April 28, 2010 4:21 PM Subscribe
Is there anywhere online where I can commission a poem? I’d like to set a price, pick a topic, pick a format, and get a poem in return. Sort of a work-for-hire thing where I own the product. (If I ever did anything with it, I’d always give full credit to the author, but having to deal with royalties sort of defeats the point of commissioning the work.)
I know there are places to do this with code (rentacoder) or products (ponoko) or even design and music (crowdspring and musikpitch*), but is there anything analogous for writers?
posted by ericc to writing & language (26 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
* The spec-work aspects of crowdspring and Musikpitch make me very uneasy. I don’t want multiple writers writing stuff on spec for me to pick from. I want to post an rfp, have writers bid the work, read past clips, and then choose one writer to write the poem.