Information for Entrants

The competition opens 1 February 2017 and closes on 30 April 2017. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is USD$250 and inclusion in THE ANNUAL ǀ 2017 anthology.  The winner will receive one digital copy and three hard copies of THE ANNUAL ǀ 2017 anthology in addition to the cash prize.

In addition, up to 60 highly commended entries will be included in THE ANNUAL ǀ 2017 anthology and will be published in digital and hardcopy form.

The winning entry and highly commended entries will also be published on and on the Her Heart Poetry Instagram community account.

Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere.  Poems must be no more than 14 lines in length and entrants should ensure that the entry can fit on a single square Instagram post without the need for the caption.

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and any style or subject will be considered. Each entry must be on a separate page.  The poet’s name must not appear on the typescript. No images will be accepted.

Submissions must be made via the portal below.

Entries must be written in English.

Her Heart Poetry Terms apply to all entries.

Entry fee: USD$10.00 per entry, or a discounted fee of USD$20.00 for up to three entries.

Please direct all questions to

Please note: You must be following @herheartpoetry to be eligible to enter.



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