Indie Poetry Please! Submission July 2021

It’s time to submit your poems for a chance to feature in Indie Poetry Please! July 2021.

My Indie Poetry Please! feature on Instagram and Patreon aims to introduce poetry lovers to exciting and inspiring indie poets and their work.

  • We call on poets and poet patrons to submit their work for reposts and readings using the hastag #indiepoetryplease on their poetry on Instagram.
  • My patrons also have access to submission on Patreon, receiving priority attention for their poems, alongside a weekly self-publishing advice bulletin and monthly guidebook from the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Each week, we shortlist a poem from those submitted and each month, we choose one winning poem from the shortlist.

I read the winning poem on my monthly Instagram Live feature “One of Mine and One of Yours”, on the last Monday of every month. It is then broadcast on IGTV, YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud.

See full details and submission guidelines here.

SUBMISSION

If you’d like to call our attention to your poems for the July 2021 feature:

  • SUBMIT ANY POEM ANY TIME ON INSTAGRAM by following @ornaross.poetry and tagging #indiepoetryplease whenever you post a poem.
  • MY PATRONS also have access to priority submission on Patreon for readings, receiving guaranteed attention for their poems, alongside a weekly self-publishing advice bulletin and monthly guidebook from the Alliance of Independent Authors. If you’re an Indie Poet Patron on Patreon you can also:
    • SUBMIT SELECTED POEMS IN THE COMMENT BOX ON PATREON: Copy and paste the text of your selected poems here. Paste one long (40+ lines) or up to three short poems in the Patreon comment box provided, one poem per box. Please do not submit more, this will disqualify your entry.

Join here as an Indie Poet Patron to instantly submit your poems for priority attention

REPOSTS AND READINGS

The shortlisted and winning poets are widely broadcast, reposted and read.

Announced:

Read:

Video:

  • on Instagram Live
  • on IGTV
  • on Vimeo

Audio:

  • on iCloud

GUIDELINES

  • You can submit as many poems as you like, as often as you like, on Instagram. Three poems per month on Patreon.
  • Various considerations go into the selection process, including getting a spread of genres, themed broadcasts, what has been previously shortlisted, and many other factors.
  • Please post as wide a variety of your work as possible to increase your chances of success.
  • Even if not selected for broadcast, many other poets and patrons, readers, followers and fans will be reading your #indiepoetryplease poems.

If you have any difficulty, write to kayleigh@ornaross.com with the subject line: Indie Poetry Please! Submission

We very much look forward to hearing and reading your work.

Till next time, may your life be filled with poetry!

x Orna

PS: Those links again:

  • Indie Poetry Please! Submission guidelines: here.
  • Join as an Indie Poet Patron and instantly submit your poems for priority attention here