Her Heart Poetry International Micropoetry Prize

Judged by J. M. Storm

J. M. Storm ǀ @jmstormquotes a native of the south of the USA, is a popular Instagram wordsmith who has amassed over 200,000 followers.  His micropoems, which draw deeply on his feelings and experiences of love, have garnered wide social media attention and Jon’s work is a staple of this social media platform.  Jon is currently finalising his first anthology, which is due for publication in 2017.

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Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere.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.

Entries must be written in English.

Entries must be submitted via the submissions portal link below.

Her Heart Poetry Terms apply to all entries and you must be following Her Heart Poetry on Instagram.

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


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