Want to get paid to write poetry?
If that sounds like a far-fetched idea, you’re not the first writer to think poetry is a low-paying dead end.
You’re not going to get paid to write poetry for most magazines, trade pubs, businesses, or blogs.
But it’s not impossible to get paid for your prose, and get a byline for publishing poetry.
I’ve done it. Should you quit your day job to become a poet? Probably not. Consider writing poetry one way to earn an income as a freelancer writer.
But you can actually get paid to write poetry? Yes. I’ve written poetry for a long list of publications, and ultimately published a book of poetry. It’s not the only way I make a living writing, but writing poetry is certainly one of my income streams.