The Poetry Bulletin is a poet-to-poet effort to make the publishing process friendlier and easier. It began in 2018 with the big list of poetry book publishers and grew from there. Over 175 reading periods are now tracked, and the list gets a complete, annual update in January. In 2021, a submissions fee support circle formed. Since then, over $5,000 has been given to cover submission fees for over 75 poets.
Who writes this?
I’m Emily Stoddard, a writer of essays, poetry, and hybrids of the two. The first lines of my poetry book are: The trouble is / everything calls to me. I’m one of those restless people who goes by many names these days: neurodivergent, adhd, curious, weird, intense, daydreamer. My current project is a memoir-in-essays, and I’m sharing field notes from the process in a letter called.
The Poetry Bulletin was seeded in the process of publishing my first book. I’m grateful to everyone who has shared new opportunities, passed these tools along to poets who could use a boost, or contributed to the submission fee support circle. If you have something to share or if you’re a publisher with an update, please say hello.