on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
If you write poetry, getting published is usually not a problem. The difficulty is getting paid. There are countless venues for poems that pay nothing, or that pay a token fee ($5 – $10).
Do not despair, poets! Many magazines are more than willing to pay you more than it would cost to buy a cup of coffee.
Here are twenty noteworthy publications that pay in the professional range for poetry. Most of these also accept fiction and creative nonfiction, and many are more than happy to nominate accepted poems for prizes.