You must have had some experience with managing the challenges of ‘mental health’ at some point in your life ie; depression, anxiety, psychosis, phobias, OCD, eating disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and anything else I’ve missed.
We accept original poems on any topic and style, relating to mental health and we can link back to you.
Not all poetry has to rhyme.
We accept original artworks and photographic images to go with your poem with a link back to the artist and if you don’t have one, I encourage you to find one on the net but you must reference and provide the link to the photographer or artist where possible.
Your poetry submission must not be previously published in print, E-zines, magazines, journals or any other publications online or in print. Personal blogs are OK.
If you re-submit your poem to any other publishers in print, E-zines, magazines, journals or your work becomes successful, you are required to inform them that your work was first published in Head Lines NZ, reference appropriately and link to Head Lines NZ.
Simultaneous submissions to multiple publishers, E-zines, magazines, journals are not permitted.
Multiple submissions are OK.
You are responsible for the originality of the work you submit.
Write a few words to be included as contributor’s note under your poem and a short Biography to be included on the Contributors Page
Please proof read your submissions and check for any typos and grammatical errors.
Write “Copyright © year (Your Name)” after your poems.
Submit 1-2 of your best poems in the body of your e-mail, NOT as an attachment to:
Head Lines NZ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Write ” Head Lines Submission” in the subject line.
Submissions are open year-round and posted in the month of publication in the Archives.
Good luck and I look forward to reading your wonderful poetry! Jx