Welcome to 2017 at Her Heart Poetry!

The year is off to a flying start and we have made some changes.  So, what’s new in 2017?

Our People
The team at Her Heart Poetry is growing. Although Rayna does her best to be Super-Mama and Super-Woman, it was time for her to bring some extra hands on board and we are pleased to welcome Kelvin, Jonathan and Yaz into the mix. You can meet the team here.

We are always looking for volunteer staff, so please take a look at our Careers page or email us if you might be interested.

The Annual
This year we are launching our inaugural micropoetry competition and anthology. This competition gives entrants the opportunity to win a cash prize, and gain publication in a digital and hardcopy anthology. You can read all about it here. The competition opens on 1 February, 2017.

Articles, Articles and more Articles
This year the Zine will be focused on not only sharing the best of the poetry that is submitted, but also in helping you to grow as a Poet. We are going to be reading and reviewing published anthologies, giving you articles on the craft of poetry, helping you to grow your social media profile and bringing you stories to delight and inspire.

Feast of Verse Poetry Book Club
Do you want to connect to other poetry lovers and discuss?  The Feast of Verse Poetry Book Club reviews one anthology per month and then hosts a discussion about the work.  Head to Feast of Verse for more infomation.

Attributions
Protecting the intellectual property of creatives is very important to us. To reflect this commitment we have tightened up our policy on image use and attribution. If you use an image in your work this must be owned by you, or correctly attributed to the artist. We will not post unattributed artwork, including unattributed images from Pinterest and iHeartit. If you use images please ensure you have attributed it, even if it’s to say it’s one of your own. FYI: If you do not use images, our preferred aesthetic is black text on a plain background.

Writing Prompts
Our writing prompts are back and we will be serving them up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You’ll also be able to see them in our Story feed. This year each prompt will run for one full week, from the day it is posted, until the next prompt the following week. We will be posting the best of the responses to our Instagram page and a selection will also be posted to the website as exemplars for other poets. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #heartwrds and #herheartpoetry on your responses.

Work of the Day
What are we looking for when we choose a poem for Work of the Day? The Feels! Besides being well constructed, with a unique perspective, the work must make us FEEL. It must evoke an emotional response. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #herheartpoetry to your posts to be considered. We do read everything that has the hashtag and with more than one person reading, your work will fall into our daily search. It may take several weeks for your work to be published, so please be patient.

Features Directory
We will continue to update and grow our Features Directory. This is a wonderful resource and we encourage you to use it. You can find it here.

Connection and Collaboration
We are committed to making meaningful connections with our community. Have a great idea? Tell us about it. Have a collaboration in mind? We want to know about it. We can always be contacted via DM and are happy to answer your emails. Your feedback and input can only make the community stronger, so please feel free to get in touch.

Thank you for allowing us to share in your creative journey.  2017 feels like it’s going to be a good one!

From our hearts, to yours.

The Team
Her Heart Poetry

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