Since mid-summer 2020, I’ve been running a feature called Indie Poetry Please on Instagram and Patreon. My aim is to introduce listeners to some of the most exciting, inspiring, and dynamic voices working in poetry today. If you’re a poet who’d like more attention and more followers, here’s what to do:
- FOR REPOSTS: Use the hashtag #indiepoetryplease whenever you post a poem on Instagram.
- FOR READINGS: Three #indiepoetryplease poems are selected each month to be read IGTV, YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)’s Poetry Livestream and reproduced on my website. To submit, become a poet patron on Patreon. You will also receive other resources to help you successfully publish poetry books.
- POEM OF THE MONTH: One of the three shortlisted poems is selected as the #IndiePoetryPlease “Poem of the Month“, during the Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast.
How to Become A Poet Patron
- Join Patreon if you haven’t already.
- will receive a callout each month by email to submit your poems.
- Submit as often as you like, while membership lasts. Posting a variety of poems increases your chances of success and perseverance is often rewarded.
- Cancel any time.