Finished a book of poetry or fiction? Amazing, well done. There are a couple of different routes to get it out there:
- Submit it to poetry or novel/short story collection competitions
- For fiction, send it to literary agents–have a look at our How to Pitch to a Literary Agent guide
- Send it directly to independent presses accepting submissions
Some good places to look for these are:
Mslexia’s Indie Press Guide
Louise Tondeur’s handy blog post
There are also two publishers open to submissions on a ‘hybrid’ or ‘crowdpublished’ model:
Unbound is a hybrid publisher—you’ll need to pitch your book to them, and if it’s accepted, crowdfund for its publication.
Arkbound offers three potential routes, depending on your book and background: traditional publishing, crowdpublishing (as with Unbound), and sponsored publishing.
Good luck–there are more opportunities than ever to get your work out there.