Do any of you know if poets primarily self-publish their collected works? I've been looking at different poetry contests and seeing where one has to have a published chapbook, and I'm wondering how all these poets are getting published. I'm finding it kind of like when you're a kid and you need to get a job, but no one will hire you until you have work experience, so how do you get work experience to get a job??! I've had pieces printed in high school and college literary mags, but that was so long ago & I'm wondering if I should just gather my poetry and self-publish...but would that be "legit" (am not trying to upset anyone) --meaning, is that seen as "being published" even though I set everything up?
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6/11/08 at 10:39am