Thank you so much for joining our community.
Feature information and advice on making the most of the community can be found below. If you are short on time all of our online feature information is contained in the first section: Getting Featured on Her Heart.
To learn more about seeing your name in ink and becoming a published poet, scroll down to: Becoming a Published Poet with Her Heart.
Getting Featured on Her Heart
Work of the Day
Every day we feature a selection of outstanding works from our community members. Add the hashtag #herheartpoetry to your posts to be considered. Please note, a strong preference is given to works that are black text on a white background. All images must be properly attributed.
Writing Prompts and Challenges
Throughout the week our associate pages, @heartwrds, @herheartoncraft, and @herheartforms post writing and form prompts to help inspire your writing. Selected works are reposted to these pages and to @herheartpoetry. This is a great way to submit your work for consideration for feature, across multiple Her Heart pages. We add the prompts to our story so don’t forget to check them out too.
To submit, write a response to the prompt and post it on your Instagram account and add the hashtags. Please note that you must be following these accounts to be considered.
New Voices ǀ Emerging Poet
Every month we feature one emerging voice from the community. This involves posting his, her or their work on our Instagram account and they are also given a special feature here online. To be considered all you have to do is add the hashtag #newheartbeats to your posts.
Are you new to Instagram? Do you want to promote your account to the Her Heart community?
Then you also need to follow @newheartsbeatstrong. We regularly feature and recommend new accounts to the wider community. Poems from these accounts are posted to our New Heart Beats page and to @herheartpoetry. To be considered your account must be less than three months old and have a minimum of 10 posts. Our goal is to help new accounts to make connections across the Instapoetry community. To be considered simply add the hashtag #newheartbeats and #herheartpoetry to your posts.
Please note: If you use an image in your work this must be owned by you, or correctly attributed to the artist. We do not post unattributed artwork, including unattributed images from Pinterest and iHeartit. If you do not use images, our preferred aesthetic is black text on a plain white background. All work must be original and plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated. It may take several weeks for your work to be published, so please be patient. If you have any questions please contact us or send us a DM on Instagram, we are always happy to help.
Becoming a Published Poet with Her Heart
Her Heart is not only an online community and literary magazine, but we are also a press and publisher. We produce three anthologies of collected works per year and offer poets the chance to see their name in ink through our publications: The Poets Canvas, The Annual and the New Heart Beats anthology. A digital anthology and hardcopy poetry book are produced for all three collections. All entries selected for publication are also featured online at herheartpoetry.com, and on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook community pages. Please click on the title of the title of the publication below for more information on making a submission.
Please note that that an admission fee applies to these submissions.
Her Heart Poetry is a proud member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).
Are you a budding writer, avid blogger or book reviewer? We are interested in your writing and we have an open call for submissions of poetry related stories, reviews, articles and essays. You can find more information here.
We also invite you to review our Features Directory. This is an up-to-date list of accounts on Instagram that feature the poetry and prose of others. We also list additional social platforms for writers. This is an excellent way to share your work online and we encourage you to take a look.
Crafting your #DigitalPoet
If you are new to Instagram and social media in general please check out the following articles to help you craft your inner #digitalpoet. These are written to help you make the most of your online poetry sharing experience:
- Her Heart’s Guide to a Great Instagram Poetry Account
- The Instagram Poet’s Toolkit
- Keeping Your Account Safe from Hacking
We hope that this helps you to get settled in to the Her Heart community. If you have any questions at all please DM us on Instagram or complete our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We Follow Back! If you have a poetry or writing account please send us a DM on Instagram to request a follow back.
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