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 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!
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 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
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, 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 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.
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
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:
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!
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.
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 two poetry books, including the bestselling changing with the tides, which was originally self-published, and is now traditionally published.
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.
Cancel anytime, no questions asked.
Please refer to the faq module for any additional questions or reach out to shelby directly.
if you are a new member, please start by going through the quick lessons in this module.
replays of our monthly writing workshops are housed here for you to watch at any time during your membership!
a growing library of more than 100 prompts to get you inspired to write on different poetry topics, forms, and techniques.
here you'll find workbooks for our workshops, as well as new workbooks added every month such as self-publishing guide, poetry book planner, marketing your poetry book, and poetry technique worksheets.
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.
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!
5 days of book marketing lessons and challenges to set you up for long-term success promoting your book on social media!
this 3 day challenge follows the february 2022 workshop with taylor byas on removing the I from the poem, and shifting our perspective.
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!
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.
additional resources on querying, publishing, and marketing a book.
have a support question? find answers about discounts, canceling/continuing memberships, referral programs and more.
unsure about whether the poetry club is right for you? get answers to frequently asked questions about the poetry club!
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the poetry club, members were 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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