There are many publishers present in India, but there are many poets as well. Finding the right publishing house for your work can prove to be a challenge, but in the end, seeing your work in print, it becomes worth the effort. Learning about the process for getting published will aid in making this heavy burden a little easier.
One’s poetry is a special and precious thing. The words of poetry seep out of one’s thoughts and leak from pen to paper and hopefully onto the world. Sharing your work with others can sometimes feel like allowing someone to look into your soul. You want your work to be accepted, understood and loved as much as you have done so yourself. When seeking out a publisher, you should feel safe in knowing they will nourish it as you have.
When looking into a certain publishing house, research their successes. Most houses will laud the literary prizes their current poets have won. Examples of those awards would be the Sahitya Akademi Award, Vodafone Crossword Award, Jnanpith Award, the Man Asian Literary Prize and various other state awards. Seeing the achievements of others will give you hope in believing that your own work will possibly see the same such achievements.
Winning literary awards is not the only reason to choose a publishing house. You may have been a poet for as long as you remember, but everyone could use a little critique and help to keep them humble and to grow. A good publisher will help you strengthen your work and also give tips on any poetry trends going around the world over. Your work can also be included in anthologies with others in your craft and seen worldwide. You will have the opportunity to enjoy someone else’s work and style and grow within your own poetry. Hopefully someone else will do the same with your work.