Open Poetry Post. #IndiePoetryPlease Contest #14.

The theme of this week's #IndiePoetryPlease Contest: Brightness.

Win ebooks and exposure! This week's #PoetryContest is inspired by Aisling (pronounced “ashling”), a famous Irish language form—a patriotic, dream-vision, political poem developed in response to English colonialism in Ireland.


#IndiePoetryPlease Contest: BrightnessEntry is free and couldn’t be easier (prize details below).

To submit:

1. Follow @ornaross.poetry on Instagram.

2. Locate this week's contest post and share your poem in the comments below. One entry per person.

3. Tag three or more other poets to let them know about the contest.

4. Tag your entry: #IndiePoetryPlease

Need some inspiration? Patrons can read my own poem on this theme, published on Sunday last exclusively for you, on my blog:

I very much look forward to reading and sharing your poems. Best of luck! 💚


  • The winner will receive a guidebook from the Alliance of Independent Authors: *Creative Self-Publishing*, a comprehensive guide to book publishing for authors and poets.
  • We will feature the winning poem to my 25k+ Instagram followers and on my blog and poetry newsletter.
  • You'll also receive a small gift poetry book from me.

Entry for the #IndiePoetryPlease Contest: Brightness closes Friday, 16th June. The winning entrant will be announced on Monday, 19th June on Instagram, and here on the blog on Wednesday, 21st June.

Orna Ross


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