How to Self-Publish A Poetry Chapbook
As you may know, the Alliance of Independent Authors has set up a new Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast as part of its bi-weekly offering to indie authors.  And it includes a segment for original poetry from indie poets: Indie Poetry Please!
Yes, we want to hear you read your poems.
Dalma Szentpály and I have now launched the first podcast, an introduction to what it’s all about and what you can expect. Listen to the first introductory podcast here. And the transcript is below, if you prefer reading to listening.
For poets, the 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 poetry from the most exciting growth area in indie publishing. You’ll find:
  • discussion about writing and publishing options for poets these days
  • readings from self-publishing poets in the segment called Indie Poetry Please! 
  • advice on how to self-publish poetry books for pleasure and profit

Indie Poetry Please! How To Submit Your Poems

The podcast has a section, Indie Poetry Please! where indie poets read or perform their work. Would you like to read or perform your poetry? Please follow these steps:
  • 1. RECORD: Record a quality MP3 audio recording of you reading your three favorite/best poems. You can use your phone for this but the recording must be done in a quiet place and be broadcast quality.
  • 2. REGISTER: Fill this form to upload your poems and send us the information we need about the poems and you, the poet. If you have any difficulty uploading your audio to the form, send the file to sarah@ornaross.comwith the subject line: “Indie Poetry Please! Submission“).
  • 3. FOLLOW ON PATREON:  Follow this page so you receive submission alerts (Following is free but you will need to sign up to PatreonFollow instructions are here)  
  • 4. SUBMIT POEMS THROUGH PATREON:  Use the comment box on this post to submit your poems for selection. Copy and paste the text of your poems there. Please read the instructions in the post before submitting to the comment box. 

Please Note:

  • Indie Poetry Please! is not an open mic. Various considerations go into deciding who to broadcast, including our theme of the month, getting a spread of genres and many other factors.
  • Orna Ross patrons have priority but neither submission nor patronage guarantee broadcast.
  • Even if not selected for reading, the poems will be enjoyed on that page by many other poets, by my patrons, and by other followers
  • If you have any questions, Sarah can help. sarah@ornaross.com

Dalma and I very much look forward to hearing and reading your work.

The Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast: How To Attend

To Attend:

  1. Follow my Patreon page here (following is free)
  2. Watch out for your reminders and turn up to the Alliance of Independent Authors Facebook Page, on the last Monday of the month at 7pm BST, London time.
  3. Register here if you would like to receive a link to the podcast when released. You’ll also receive other indie poetry news and regular free books and bonuses

You can find more about the podcast on the Alliance of Independent Authors Ask ALLi Podcast Page.