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#AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast with Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály

In another first for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and as part of its 2019-2020 season of broadcasts, ALLi launches the first Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast.

For poets, this is a safe online space to read and perform, to get advice about online poetry publishing and creative enterprise, and to get more attention.

On the #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast, find:

  • advice on how to self-publish poetry books for pleasure and profit
  • discussion about writing and publishing options for poets
  • readings from self-publishing poets in a segment called Indie Poetry Please! 

Tune in for discussions on a different theme each month with a focus on developing prosperity for poets through community building and self-publishing.
All levels.

FB Live video: fourth Mondays, 7 pm London time.

Podcast: fourth Wednesdays, 1 pm London time.

Coming Up Next on the Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

How to Create a Poetry Chapbook: Orna publishes her poems in chapbooks first, ten poems at a time. “Like every mind-altering substance, poetry should be ingested sparingly,” she says, “and the chapbook provides the perfect form for that.” In this session, Orna and Dalma will bring poets through the process of creating the perfect poetry chapbook.

Current Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast (See Playlist Below)

Introduction to this New Podcast: Meet your hosts and learn what’s intended for this podcast in the coming months.

Submit to the Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

Indie Poetry Please! If you’re a poet and would like to submit your poetry to the podcast, find out how to do that here

Show Playlist

About the Hosts


Orna’s work for ALLi has seen her repeatedly named one of The Bookseller’s “Top 100 people in publishing.” She launched at the 2012 London Book Fair, after taking her rights back from Penguin in 2011 and republishing her books herself, with the titles and treatment she’d originally wanted. Orna writes award-winning poetry and fiction, runs a Patreon page for poets and poetry lovers as well as an active author website. She is on a mission to help eradicate creative poverty through digital publishing and enterprise. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram: @ornaross.


Dalma Szentpály Dalma Szentpály co-hosts the Self-Publishing Poetry salon. She works at PublishDrive as a self-publishing professional and has been a lifelong lover of poetry. A native Hungarian, she started learning about lyricism from poetry giants like Attila József and János Pilinszky but also recited brooding lines of verse from international poets like Pablo Neruda or Anna Ahmatova. In university, she fell in love with W.B. Yeats and Emily Dickinson and wrote her thesis about the “villanelle” form in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. As a university lecturer and an event manager at an independent bookstore in Budapest Dalma encouraged readers to re-engage with poetry. Check out her blog post about contemporary poetry trends here: Find Dalma on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Don’t Miss an #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

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And remember, if you’re a poet and you would like to submit your poetry for the “Indie Poetry Please!” section of the podcast, find out how to do that here


Learn More About Our Other ALLi Broadcasts

Advanced Self-Publishing
Member Q&A
Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction


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