Information for Entrants

The competition opens 10 February 2018 and closes on 30 August 2018. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is USD$250 and inclusion in The Annual ǀ 2018 anthology.  The winner will receive one digital copy and three hard copies of The Annual ǀ 2018 anthology in addition to the cash prize.

In addition, up to 100 highly commended entries will be included in The Annual ǀ 20178 anthology and will be published in digital and hardcopy form. 

The winning entry and highly commended entries will also be published on herheartpoetry.com 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Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere.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 12 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 anywhere on the submission. No images will be accepted. Please write the name of your poem at the top of the page. If you poem is untitled, please write Untitled at the top of the page.

Entries must be written in English.

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

Entry fee: USD $10.00. 


Thank you for your submission and we look forward to reading your work!

Please direct all questions to submissions@herheartpoetry.com.



Information for Entrants

The competition opens 10 February 2018 and closes on 30 August 2018. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is USD$250 and inclusion in The Annual ǀ 2018 anthology.  The winner will receive one digital copy and three hard copies of The Annual ǀ 2018 anthology in addition to the cash prize.

In addition, up to 100 highly commended entries will be included in The Annual ǀ 20178 anthology and will be published in digital and hardcopy form. 

The winning entry and highly commended entries will also be published on herheartpoetry.com 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Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere.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 12 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 anywhere on the submission. No images will be accepted. Please write the name of your poem at the top of the page. If you poem is untitled, please write Untitled at the top of the page.

Entries must be written in English.

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

Entry fee: USD $20.00 for up to four entries. 


Thank you for your entry and we look forward to reading your work.

Please direct all questions to submissions@herheartpoetry.com.