Indie Poetry Please: Submission Guidelines

As part of my mission to support indie authors and poets, I repost two poems a week by other poets on my Instagram account, now followed by 22,000+ poetry lovers. The aim of this Indie Poetry Please feature is to introduce these poetry readers to some exciting and inspiring work by indie poets.

Indie Poetry Please: Reposts

Apply for a repost through open submission on Instagram. Follow @ornaross.poetry and tag  #indiepoetryplease when you post a poem on Instagram on your own account.

Indie Poetry Please: Poem of the Month

In addition to publication on my Instagram OrnaRoss.poetry account, one winning poem is selected to also feature:

Indie Poetry Please: Patrons Priority

My self-publishing patrons have priority for this feature. Click through to my Patreon page and then click on “Show Tier Description” to get details of the benefits of this tier (this feature is just one benefit) and to submit your poems directly to me in Patreon. You can opt out any time.

Indie Poetry Please: Submission Guidelines

Various considerations go into the selection process, including getting a spread of genres, themed broadcasts, what has previously shortlisted, Patreon patronage, and many other factors.

  • Submit as many poems as you like, as often as you like, on Instagram. Three poems per month on Patreon.
  • Self-publishing patrons receive a callout each month by email to submit your poems.
  • Submit as often as you like, while membership lasts.
  • Posting a variety of poems increases your chances of success.
  • Opt out any time.

If you have any difficulty, write to with the subject line: Indie Poetry Please.

We very much look forward to reading your work.