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Heroine Eyes Celebrating Poetry By Women

A project of Hedgehog Poetry Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (November 2019). We provide the following information as an archive.


You only need to open one of the ‘Best Poets of the – choose your favourite – Century’ books to realise that women poets have never received their share of recognition and so we are aiming to put that right with an anthology of poetry inspired by the often disregarded greats. So whether it is the work of Plath or Dickinson that inspires you, or if you have read wider and love Judith Sargent Murray, Wislawa Szymborska or Pauli Murray and it is they that put fire into your soul, this is your opportunity to pay tribute to them.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication

United Kingdom

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time contest.

Poetry Closed

What we are asking is that you write and dedicate a poem to a female writer who you feel should be better respected. This can be written ‘in the style of’ or just draw influence from a favourite poem of theirs – you could even choose to see today’s world through your Heroine’s Eyes, as it were – it is entirely up to you to decide. Include the poet’s name as either the poem title or a dedication.

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Heroine Eyes Submission Statistics

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A Restricted View From Under The Hedge ON HIATUS
The Road To Clevedon Pier Anthology CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
A Slim Volume Of One's Own Collection Competition DNQ Charges fees for all submissions


Last Updated: 30 Nov 2019
Date Added: 29 Oct 2019

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