22 Best Sites to Publish Your Poetry

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Are you a poet finding websites to share and publish your works so they can be seen a wider audience, – if you are then you’re reading the right post.

So many poets have writings; long, short and intense poems which they’ve tried or have intent of publishing, and sharing with other people worldwide but due to certain reasons especially ignorance most are yet to even set a small bed; how much more on the street?

Please note that by publishing, we do not mean publishing e-books or anthologies but rather making publications of your works on various channels for your readers were the against?

Websites to publish your poetry for free online

Poemhunter.com

This platform is first on the list because through this platform, I have been able to meet and connect with hundreds of poets worldwide due to the great and really large community the site possesses.

Also, the platform itself sometimes creates lyric videos for outstanding works on the platform as well as even listing out the top ranking/viewed poets by various categories. Another interesting feature of the site is the fact that it possesses an ebook station embedded in the app where members can go to upload their works best for in PDF formats for better digestion.

You can search for the top poets in your nation who use the platform too by clicking HERE

Commaful.com

The elegant and beautiful design of this site makes it stand out from the many others included in this list.

It’s a fairly newer content sharing platform that allows majorly poetry and literature creators to share their works while being accompanied with great visual images set up as the author pleases.

There is really no other website as Commaful – it’s just unique with its feel and surely has users in mind with its look.

Poetrysoup.com

Another large catalog of poets and poetry – poetrysoup.com is a one of the most visited litblogs that offers a variety of options to poet and poem-creators to better optimize their works to be seen by the public and connects them with an interested audience, critiques, savages they so much need to grow as creatives.

Familyfriendpoems.com

FamilyFriendPoems.com is an open content sharing platform for poets and story tellers interested in publishing their poetry on a site that attracts a huge number of readers daily to the site.

While this platform might seem to be in the eyes of the public, one reason I lowered its rank is due to the low level of engagements contents shared on the site has but it does attracts readers to the work; just not critics and reviewers.

Poetrynook.com

Poetrynook is an interesting catalogue for poets and writers to share their works on. The site’s simple design and brilliant look makes easy, the stress of uploading contents on many other poetry platforms.

Somethings I love about this site include the fact that there are a lot of options to work with, even an in-built forum for discussion on poetry as well as everything else intertwined, also it holds a weekly contest which helps build poets and writers ability and rewards even with:

  • $50 Winning Prize
  • $20 for Honorable Mentions
  • Eligibility for Pushcart Prize nomination

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Authorsden.com

Call it a Lion’s Cave!

Author’s den is almost similar to poemhunter in that it also has a robust community filled with poets, critiques and many readers of literature daily ravening on poetry and literature as its finest.

The platform is my top pick for budding poets who would love to get their works critiqued by seasoned critics as well as seen by various readers.

Tushstories.com

Tushstories is one of the largest literature blogs in Africa.

This site used to be a submission based platform where interested contributors would make posts and await the publications of their works, in ’19 it evolved into a web-app just as its many other counterparts and enabled Sign Ups for contributors. It also has a cool feature which enables contributors get paid for Premium Works contributed on the site.

You can learn more about that here.

Hellopoetry.com

A simple site for poets to share their poems.

One major feature of this site put into consideration is its RANDOM POEM FEATURE – which allows a random poem to be seen across by their readers and of course this is not just for the classic or top poets, but also the budding poets. The site was designed with creatives in mind – never mind the mandatory comments needed to be submitted before one can make a new post.

They are just trying to get more engagements to contents on the site and if well done, you might be among those who have their poems up their too someday.

Allpoetry.com

This site can sometimes be confused with the HelloPoetry.com site because of the numerous similarities in mind

The site even has its own storytelling platform storywrite.com for sharing short stories and storied works.

Medium.com

Medium is where the world is reading and this doesn’t exempt poetry and poems.

Though poetry is not usually the mainstream topics on the platform, this doesn’t mean the art-form is totally invisible. You can follow the #poetry or #poet tags on the platform so as to find other creative to connect with.

One major tool that makes the site standout is its smooth writing platform, integration with other apps, content creation tools and much more.

Writing on Medium provides a fair chance at gaining some exposure to your works and building a career out of your art.

Wattpad.com

This platform is one of the largest writing websites in the world and is actually much more favorable to fiction and stories but this does not inhibit the contributions of poetry on the site.

It is really easy to grow and build an audience on this platform due to the high population of readers already present on the platform. If you are not writing on Wattpad, you probably should begin doing so.

Some of the good reasons why this platform is a pick for me includes ability to easily to rank on search engines when search phrases alluding to an author are made, another great functionality I love about the platform is the ease of access and usage of the app and website.

Through the platform, it is easy to build and grow an audience on the platform.

One major issue I have noticed with the app though is that it greatly favors fiction and makes more recommendations of it more than they do poetry.

Tumblr

A social network for creatives and creators. Tumblr enables the sharing of poems and quotes to a large audience of its users.

Using tags in posts like #poetry #poetsoftumblr allows poets reach a larger audience with their works of art especially when it comes to sharing of poems and connecting with others doing same.

Works just as Instagram but unlike IG is not so stifled with food and jewelry images.

Writerscafe.org

Writerscafe is one of the older literature blogs that allows poets publish their works on their platforms. The site has a classic look but still works pretty well for authors interested in getting things done with ease.

Twitter

Twitter? – that micro-blogging site where we go to see Trump’s latest savage talk? – Yep! that.

So many creatives don’t really know of the strong community that this platform offers to those in the creative sphere and really undermine a useful function of this platform.

Twitter is not only for humorous talks but can also be a great tool that helps creatives get seen and known worldwide.

There’s always been a vibrant community of so-called ‘micropoets’ on the platform who share their works under various hashtags including #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity and many others. This community has led to the success of some poets on the platform who have over the years amassed over half a million poets and writers following them on the platform and many others even have built career out of ‘tweeting poetry’.

Getinkspired.com

Get Inkspired is a free site that allows the publishing of poems and various creative works on the site which are then promoted and shared within the web.

What I love about this website is the site’s layout which might be overwhelming at first but really useful for content creation and design when understood.

Instagram

If you use this platform, you’ve probably heard of #InstaPoetry before! Well if not, it’s simply Poetry of Instagram. The platform has become many poets favorite place to publish since it’s a highly popular (and visual) social media platform and many have made millions of followership due to the gigantism of the platform and its potential to reach a large audience.

Most of the successful poems here are usually those of few lines that invoked intense emotion and are usually accompanied with a great visual image – since it’s a highly visual platform in the first place.

Reddit

The front-page of the internet has a lot more it can offer than the regular memes and news most users on the platform find. The platform offers sub-reddits which basically is a community of redditors interested in similar topic and there is a sub-reddit for poetry, poems and writers in all.

One great feature of the platform is the high engagement rates, critiques and reveiws on works published by fellow poets in each sub-reddit.

You should always ensure to check the group rules so as not to infringe them and learn not to spam.

Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a highly popular poem-sharing platform that enables users create accounts and share their poems to reach more readers around the world.

An interesting incentive gotten from posting on this platform is the reviews and critiques made on works, they can be really fast due to its high readership.

Poetrynation.com

Another interesting site that allows users share their poems for reviews and readers.

An exciting feature of the site is how easy it can be to reach the featured section quickly, this is helpful; because it then gets more people to see your works and connect with you.

ArtHut.org.ng

Yes!

We also publish and feature poems from interested contributors, though this feature is yet to be open – it soon would be.

Litrasaurus.com

Litrasaurus.com is an open platform that aims to keep the reading culture especially in younger children.Though the website is basically designed as a place to share child-friendly ideas, it is still a great platform to publish one’s work in.

Boardspeck.com

This is a site that enables users share their contents as they wish.

One major feature of the ever-developing platform is the critique feature and profile creation techniques. Posting on the platform is free and serves as an online portfolio for you as a poet because of the numerous social integrations enabled on the platform.

Other platforms to publish poetry online

  1. issuu.com
  2. Weheartit.com
  3. ebonystory.com
  4. rhymings.com
  5. cfwriterz.com
  6. best-poems.net
  7. naijastories.com
  8. thespeakingheart.com
  9. voiced.com
  10. edenbenibo.com
  11. wrr.ng – Authorpedia
  12. youngicee.com
  13. synchaos.com
  14. parousiamagazine.wordpress.com
  15. solacewriters.wordpress.com
  16. coolval22.com
  17. poemify.com.ng
  18. naijapeek.com
  19. naijahotstarts.com
  20. writerlywords.com
  21. writerly.com
  22. booksie.com
  23. wordsmithpraise.com
  24. storywrite.com
  25. talemongers.com.ng – story
  26. orbpress.com.ng
  27. bcm.com.ng
  28. voplink.com
  29. steemit.com
  30. nantygreens.com
  31. naijapoetry.com
  32. praxismagonline.com

Note: These platforms all have different submission processes varying from length to work types, account creations, approval methods, reviews and so on.

Some publishing platforms review contributions from creative writers before approving their works while some – most do not require any form of approval before such works are displayed on the site.

If there are other poetry sites you know where budding poets can publish their works, let us know – we shall validate and if we confirm its potency, shall update the post with it in.

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21 Comments on “22 Best Sites to Publish Your Poetry”

    1. Hi Shashi
      Thanks for your valuable comment, we shall have the ActiveMuse journal into considerations.
      Thanks for all you do for the arts, keep up the good work.

  1. That is a very good list, thank you. Because there are so many options, the audience is spread out over all the platforms, and trying to post to them all is a bit of a nightmare, wondering…where did I post that?
    The other problem is that most of the sites are dominated by other authors/poets and not the readers/consumers we need to make a living. Don’t get me wrong, it is beneficial to network and get feedback from other writers and any exposure is good exposure. Co-promotion is a way for each author to expand their reach.

    Again, thank you for this!
    Leon

  2. Thank you .

    But I have a problem with one of the sites you mentioned.
    Some years ago they launched a contest that was to award the winner good money.

    I submitted mine. Later, they reached out to me saying I was not the winner, but they wanted to put my poem in one of their anthology, though they will own the rights over it, I will have the honor to have my name mentioned.
    What made me suspiscious is that nowhere, NOWHERE they revealed the winner.

    That’s why I dislike them. Shame on them.

    1. Now that’s a bad image right there.
      Did you try reaching out to the via any of their social media?
      Maybe something went wrong somewhere.

      Anyways, thanks for your contribution.

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