I am a 32 y/o creative writer (poetry, short fiction, essays) and arts journalist. I have an MFA and I have been very well-published in lit mags and on websites (but no book yet). I have two poetry manuscripts that I’ve circulated, and both have had some near-misses. I am very prolific and always have projects going, and I submit often. However, I feel a lack of professional traction, and I am hoping some of you have ways I can level up. [more inside]
How do I develop my skills as a poet if I cannot (currently) afford a workshop? [more inside]
How can I get my translations of a deceased poet's work published? [more inside]
When should I start looking to publish my poetry, and where should I publish? [more inside]
Looking to self-publish a small poetry chapbook. Anybody got recommendations for online sites that will do this for me? I am looking to have hard copies I can sell at readings, rather than have people order from the Web.
How to (tactfully and successfully) get some major names to look at some of my writing? Of course there is [more inside]
Where do I get a poem published? [more inside]