membership: the poetry club

Have you been feeling lost and alone about getting your poetry book out into the world or pursuing a career as a poet? Are you looking to form a consistent writing habit, and write with other poets in community together?

You're in the right place!

The poetry club is the low-cost, high-impact poetry community that will help you grow your writing confidence as a poet, and get your book written, published and sold so you can have the poetry career you dream of.

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You can grow your passion into an impactful side hobby or career!

Social media has helped poetry become more widely read and written. Millions of people are buying, reading, and loving poetry books because they connect deeply with readers! No matter what you write about—mental health poetry, love and relationships, activism and political issues, nature—there are people out there who need your work.

You can even grow your passion into a fulfilling and creative hobby OR even a side hobby or career like I (shelby leigh) have! I took something I love, and was able to grow my audience to 500k, sell thousands of poetry books, land book deals for my poetry, and leave my day job to write full-time!

But, it’s not always easy…

If you’re here, you probably have poems to share or a book you want to write, but…

  • you’re unsure if your poems are any good (or if you can even call yourself a poet!) and the imposter syndrome is holding you back from what you can achieve

  • you may be feeling alone and struggling to write regularly and hold yourself accountable to your writing goals
  • you may be spending more time googling how to make money from poetry and how to publish than actually writing poetry

  • you may be posting your poems on instagram or tiktok and not getting the audience growth you want and the readers you expected

What if I told you there’s a way to achieve the poetry impact you want?

I’m shelby and over the last 7 years, I’ve published poetry books that have landed in the top 30 books on all of amazon, hit #1 in poetry overall, landed multiple book deals, and grew my poetry social media pages to more than 500,000 followers.

It’s not easy work and it’s not fast money. But, it is empowering, worthwhile, and amazing to live your dream of being a writer.

I’ve helped over a hundred poets in the poetry club through my poetry book writing outline, editing, self-publishing guidance, and marketing tips to help them launch a poetry book they’re proud of.

I’m here to help you succeed as a poet, whether you want to grow as a poet, publish a book and make sales, or you already have published and aren’t seeing the success you’re hoping for. Welcome to the club!

Inside the poetry club, you'll learn from award-winning and bestselling poets, find resources to help you write and publish your poetry book, and get support and accountability from other poets.

Imagine what it would be like to:

  • learn how to write from bestselling poets so you can improve your skills and be more confident in your work

  • finally hold that poetry book in your hands because you’ve had the accountability, support and guidance to help you publish with ease

  • watch sales of your book coming in because you’ve learned how to market your book and connected with a community of poets who will support you with book reviews

Scroll down to learn more about what’s included in your membership.


What you get:

Workshops: Learn how to write and publish from bestselling poets

Write, learn, and meet other poets through our virtual workshops with bestselling and award-winning poets.

Plus, join us for a monthly write-in, where we hold a welcoming virtual space to write together.

You'll get instant access to workshop replays, including:

  • intro to poetry techniques, marketing a poetry book, and planning a poetry book with shelby leigh
  • vulnerability in poetry with ari b. cofer
  • changing the speaker of the poem with taylor byas 
  • tarot & poetry with amanda lovelace
  • self-editing and strengthening your poems with shelby leigh
  • ecopoetry with julieanne larick
  • beginnings and endings with elizabeth m. castillo
  • working through creative blocks with danielle langin
  • hybrid poetry with kay e. bancroft
  • moments into metaphors with clara mcgowan
  • viral poems with nikita gill
  • fieldnotes with donovan beck
  • poetry that doesn't sound like a diary entry with blythe baird
  • poetry & place with caitlin conlon
  • turning the crystal with sierra demulder
  • self-publishing a poetry book with whitney hanson
  • poetry book publishing with central avenue publishing

Resources to get your book written and launched

Our resource library has worksheets and downloads on how to organize, title, self-publish and launch your book for sales and success.

Plus, new prompts and challenges every month will keep you inspired!

“The Poetry Club has been the active force in getting me from writing to pursuing publishing.”

Accountability and support as you write and publish

Our private facebook group is your place to get support and accountability from other like-minded members, find beta readers and early reviewers for your books, share poems, and ask questions.

thank you for giving me a safe space to share i have been in many fb groups over the years and this one just hits different

And these bonuses!

  • Get published in our annual digital magazine (check out 2022's magazine here!)
  • Members of the poetry club receive early access and discounts to shelby's new offers, PLUS 10% off of everything shelby offers to help writers succeed: from poetry editing to author marketing courses and guides.
  • Having your poems & books featured on shelby's instagram story (100k+ potential reach)

"Joining the poetry club has been one of the best decisions I've ever made." -Alejandra

become a member!

Meet your host

Hi, I’m shelby! I’ve been a part of the online poetry community for more than 7 years and have amassed an audience of more than 400,000 readers.

I’m a published author of three poetry books, including the bestselling changing with the tides and girl made of glass, and have both self-publishing and traditional publishing experience.

And the one thing I really wish I had when I started out?

A community of other poets to talk to and learn with who would hold me accountable to write and publish my books.

A community that understood me and my goals. a platform to share my poems with other writers and get support from someone whose done it: published poetry books, sold thousands, and made a career from being a poet.

It didn't exist for me then, but it does now! The poetry club is a community of poets around the world who are supporting each other, learning through monthly poetry workshops, and getting their books written through writing challenges and prompts.

You can reach out to me anytime during your membership to ask questions and give feedback. Plus, I'm there for you every day in our private facebook group answering your questions, reading your poems, and supporting you on your journey.

How it works

  • Joining the club is $19 per month. You can cancel anytime, no questions asked, and the price will never go up for as long as you're a member.
  • You get invites to two virtual events per month: one workshop featuring a guest host and one monthly writing session. Workshops are recorded if you can't make it, and you get replay access for as long as you're a member!
  • Our private membership site houses prompts, writing challenges, past workshop replays, and self-publishing resources to keep you inspired and empower you to write and publish your book!
  • You also get an invite to our private fb group where other members are sharing poems, exchanging beta reads and book reviews, and supporting each other. 

“The information Shelby has put together… along with the support of the FB group, has helped me to feel more confident on social media, and helped me to develop a plan for posting. The monthly live events help me to stay accountable & inspired - and they bring juicy info! Honestly best $19/month as a poet.”

Ready to become a member of the poetry club? Me and 100+ other poets are so excited to welcome you!

Cancel anytime, no questions asked.

Please refer to the faq module for any additional questions or reach out to shelby directly.

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16 Modules

new members: start here

if you are a new member, please start by going through the quick lessons in this module. 

workshop replays

replays of our monthly writing workshops are housed here for you to watch at any time during your membership!

monthly lesson and prompts

a growing library of more than 100 prompts to get you inspired to write on different poetry topics, forms, and techniques.

poetry book challenge

Through this 6-day challenge, you’ll explore the themes you enjoy writing about, learn about structuring and outlining a collection, and write a collection of 5 poems that fit together. This is a great way to build a collection for a poetry book, but they can also be kept to yourself!

get it done challenge

Need a boost of accountability to make progress on your writing & publishing goals? Pop into this challenge 5 days in a row to set goals, check in, and tell us about your progress each day! 

new year writing challenge

over this 5 day challenge, you’ll be encouraged to free write for a little bit of time each day, and build a routine that you can stick with. the challenge will inspire you to think about the writing environment that best suits you.

removing the "i" challenge

this 3 day challenge follows the february 2022 workshop with taylor byas on removing the I from the poem, and shifting our perspective.

the 7-day poetry style challenge

this challenge will teach you about various poetry styles and techniques over the course of 7 days. you will be challenged to write using a different technique each day. let's do it!

bonus: abc poetry challenge

this poetry challenge unlocks when you hit 150 EP! EP is earned when you view and complete lessons. you can see your EP at the top of your screen. 

publishing & marketing resources

additional resources on querying, publishing, and marketing a book. 

membership support and discounts

have a support question? find answers about discounts, canceling/continuing memberships, and more.


unsure about whether the poetry club is right for you? get answers to frequently asked questions about the poetry club!

the poetry club magazine archive

Every November, members are invited to submit poems and artwork to be published in the magazine, and you can read it for free. Just click in here!

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