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Indie Poetry Please! on Instagram TV: Submission Guidelines

Indie Poetry Please! Submission Guidelines

I’m running a new feature on Instagram TV: #indiepoetryplease. I read some of my own poems and introduce poetry by three other indie poets, around a particular theme

My aim is to introduce listeners to some of the most exciting, inspiring, and dynamic voices working in poetry today.

This program broadcasts on:

  • Instagram Live
  • IGTV
  • Patreon
  • the Alliance of Independent Authors’ “Self-Publishing Poetry” podcast

Indie Poetry Please! Submission Guidelines

Registration is a dual process, by email and on Patreon.

  1. EMAIL sign up: Use this form to register your interest. You’ll receive a fortnightly alert to attend the Instagram event and I’ll also send you a monthly newsletter about the show and other poetry news.
  2. FOLLOW on PATREON:  Follow my Patreon page here. Following is free and instructions on how to follow are here
  3. PRIORITY PATRONS: Poet patrons have priority submission to #indiepoetryplease — and receive a fortnightly callout. 
  4. SUBMIT: Submit through Patreon (patrons) or Instagram (others).
    1. Patrons: submit your poems in the most recent Patreon callout. Paste one long (40+ lines) or up to three short poems in the box provided, one poem per box.
    2. Others: Flag your poems on Instagram using the hashtag #indiepoetryplease
    3. Quota: up to three poems each fortnight.

Indie Poetry Please! Submission Guidelines: Please Note

  • Indie poetry please! submission guidelines. Pic Orna RossIndie Poetry Please! is not an open mic. Various considerations go into the selection process, including our theme of the month, getting a spread of genres, what has been previously broadcast, and many other factors.
  • Patrons have priority but neither submission nor patronage guarantee broadcast
  • Should your poems be selected for the podcast, we may also broadcast any details you submit through the registration form, or in correspondence, unless requested otherwise.
  • Persevere! If not selected this time, please don’t let that keep you from trying again. Slots are limited and perseverance is likely to be rewarded.
  • Even if not selected for broadcast, your poems will be enjoyed on my Patreon page by many other poets and on Instagram by other followers of the hashtag #indiepoetryplease.

I very much look forward to reading your work.

If you have any questions, Sarah can help: sarah@ornaross.com