Updated March 2023 If you’re a poet who enjoys writing rhyming poetry, you’re sure to have heard the standard publishing industry credo: No one is publishing rhyming poetry these days. Trying to find a literary journal that will accept and publish rhyming poetry can...
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TED-Ed Takes On The Joy Of Rhyming Poetry
Got four minutes to spare? This amazing video from the editors at TED-Ed explores the deeply visceral appeal of rhyming poetry. Today’s lit mag editors may not be publishing as much rhyme as they used to (learn more here), but this video bolsters arguments for...
Limericks: There Once Was A Poem From Nantucket…
Often humorous, sometimes naughty, yet always entertaining, limericks are believed to have originated in (no, not in Nantucket—but we'll get to that) Ireland's County of Limerick. The oldest discovered text in the limerick format was a Latin prayer written sometime...
How To Write Good Rhyming Poetry
What we are about to say could get us in a lot of hot water, but there’s just no way to sugarcoat it: Rhyming poetry that’s not done right can be kind of annoying. Many editors of today’s literary journals tend to eschew rhyme—and it’s hard to blame them! For some...
Poetry Turnoffs: Styles And Formatting That Make Editors Cringe
Types of poems that editors do not publish, including rhyme, centered, double-spaced, and more. Learn the poetry formats that will get you published in literary journals.
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