Welcome to 2018 at Her Heart Poetry!
The year is off to a flying start and we have made some changes. So, what’s new in 2018?
The team at Her Heart Poetry is growing. Over the course of the next two weeks we will be introducing our team. We are sure that you will love the inspirational work that they will be doing over the coming year!
We are always looking for volunteer staff, so please email us if you might be interested.
The Poets Canvas
Do you want to be published? This is your chance. Read more here.
This year we will be holding our second 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, 2018. You’ll get to meet our very special judges in a couple of weeks!
New Heart Beats Anthology
In order to grow our commitment to new voices we will be publishing an anthology of the best of the new voices in the digital poetry community. If you are an unpublished poet who wants to set the poetry world on fire than we want to hear from you. More information can be found here.
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.
A Reminder about 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. FYI: If you do not use images, our preferred aesthetic is black text on a plain background.
Our writing prompts are back and we will be serving them up every Monday and Friday on @heartwrds and throughout the week on @herheartoncraft and @newheartsbeatstrong. 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. Don’t forget to use the correct hashtags 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.
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 and for trusting us with your words!
From our hearts, to yours.
The Her Heart Family