30 Poems. What next?

May 2, 2009 § 8 Comments

Now that we have 30 (give or take a few) poems, what to do with them? I’m lazy – haven’t submitted anything in quite awhile – and need to do so, but I’m also a procrastinator. So what about making a chapbook to stall for time?

I have to admit, newbie to the poetry world that I am, I didn’t know what a chapbook was. But now that I understand that it’s a self-published poetry book, I’m intrigued. For one thing, I enjoy the graphic design process. And, once created, you can do several things with your chapbook: give it away, sell it inexpensively and/or submit it to journals or contests. Nice.

And, putting one together forces the editing process, which should be the follow-up to A Poem a Day anyway. So, I’m thinking that by the end of May, I’ll have a chapbook and I’m hoping that making the commitment here will force me to do it.

Here are some resources and templates to stir your creativity:


Would you like to join me? We could cheer each other on.

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