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Creative Publishing: Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

Posts about the monthly Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast hosted by the Alliance of Independent Authors. Advice and news and indie poets reading and performing

Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast: Content Marketing for Poetry
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Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast Reminder: Content Marketing for Poetry

Tomorrow evening I’ll be live with Dalma at 7pm (UK time) on Facebook for the Self-Publishing Poetry Salon, talking about Content Marketing for Poetry. Content marketing is a popular and effective form of marketing but many authors think it works only for nonfiction. In this month’s Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast I share my content marketing strategy and Dalma and I analyse outstanding content marketing by some other indie poets. Plus: Dalma and I read work submitted by self-publishing poets to Indie Poetry Please! (submit work here: https://www.ornaross.com/indie-poetry-please-podcast/) And that discussion will go out on the ALLi podcast on Wednesday next. You…

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Mindfulness and Poetry: Introduction to Allowing Now and a Mindfulness Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing mindfulness, though they would never have called it that, is something that poets have always done. And poetry readers too. Reading mindfulness poetry requires as much creative attention and presence as writing it. I’d been writing for almost a decade before I was introduced to the word and the concept of mindfulness, by the Vietnamese zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, dubbed “the father of mindfulness in the west”. So that’s what it’s called, I thought, when I first heard his succinct explanation of what it is to experience mindfulness. Suppose you are offered a cup of tea, very fragrant, very…

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Guide to Poetry Pamphlet Competitions for Self-Publishing Poets

This is a guide to poetry pamphlet competitions for indie poets. Some allow entrants from international poets; others are limited by territory. Please check the rules of the individual competitions.   UK Unpublished Poetry Pamphlet Competitions:  Mslexia Mslexia magazine, in conjunction with PBS, runs an annual poetry pamphlet competition. The closing date for 2019 is 16 September. The judge is Amy Wack, of Seren books. Prize is £250.00 and pamphlet publication by Seren. The entry fee is £20.00 and the competition is only open to poets with no previous full collection published. Munster Literature Centre The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition runs…

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Indie Poetry Please! Podcast: Submission Guidelines

The Alliance of Independent Author’s Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast has generated an offshoot: Indie Poetry Please! Yes, we want to hear you read your poems. Or if you’re shy, and spoken word is not your thing, we’ll read them for you on our monthly podcast. For poets, this podcast is a safe online space to read and perform, to get advice about online poetry publishing and creative enterprise, and get more attention for your work. (Submission guidelines below). For poetry lovers, it’s a chance to hear new work within the most exciting growth area in indie publishing: poetry. Indie Poetry Please! Podcast: How To Submit Your Poems 1. RECORD: Record a…

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Recording Audio Poetry for the Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

This is a comprehensive guide to recording audio poetry that will give you all you need to know to record a poem in .mp3 format for the Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast. The first part of the post is about creative confidence and craft. The second part of the post is about using the simplest possible tech The third is about editing and submitting your post Please note: if you need technical support to make your audio submission, contact Howard Lovy, Multimedia Manager at the Alliance of Independent Authors, who will be able to answer your questions: howard@allianceindependentauthors.org. Follow the tips below to record a poem you can be proud of listening to yourself, not…

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Change to Poetry Event

Information post: I’m making changes to my montly monthly poetry event. The two aspects of the event are now going to be split in two. Advice Clinic Moves to #AskALLi: We’ll cover the “Self-Publishing Poetry” as an advice clinic on the ALLi Self-Publishing Advice podcast Open Mic will be pre-recorded: Instead of a live online open mic, I’ll issue a monthly poetry podcast, “The Indie Poetry Podcast”, where poets submit pre-recorded poems. Howard and I are working on preparing the two shows now and they will begin after our broadcast break in July. LIKE TO READ YOUR POETRY? If you’d like to be included…

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