Poetry international 2019

Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club

Has Pleasure in Announcing

Poetry International 2019

I should have more info on this in the next couple of days including entry fee, how you can pay it (through PayPal or ???),  and whether you may submit work that is previously published or was posted on your blog. The contest will close when 250 submissions are received, so there’s no formal deadline. Keep watching. Meanwhile, here’s a heads-up for those who think they might be interested.  If you enter, please let Giselle know saw the announcement on Jamie Dedes’ The Poet by Day. Good luck if you do enter. / J.D.

Update: The entry fee is $30 USD. You can use PayPal. 

The entry fee of $ 30.00 gives an entrant

  • A chance to win a prize
  • Every entry is published
  • Every entrant gets a copy of the Book of Verse and Short Stories

  • Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club (South Africa) is hosting a Poetry & Short Story Competition (Poetry International 2019) and have invited entries internationally.

  • The Competition is open for poems (up to thirty-two lines) and short stories up to 2000 words.

  • Entries should be submitted as a word document.

  • 1st Prize of $ 350.00 USD

  • 2nd Prize of $ 200.00 USD

  • 3rd Prize of $ 100.00 USD

​Winners will  …

  • Have their poem or short story published in The Book of Verse and Short Stories

  • Receive a copy of the book at NO extra cost.


  • The Competition is Limited to 250 entries.

  • An entry fee is payable for each entry. (Fee amount to be announced shortly. I’m waiting to hear back on this.)

  • Entrants will need to give the club permission to include their entry in The Book.

  • The Competition is dependent on receiving 250 submissions.

  • Email Giselle at giselle@whisperpoetry.com for more details. Please let Giselle know you saw the announcement on Jamie Dedes’ The Poet by Day.  Thanks all and good luck.

Illustration courtesy of Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club.






Poet and writer, I was once columnist and associate editor of a regional employment publication. I currently run this site, The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. I am the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group Beguines (originally The Bardo Group), a virtual arts collective I founded.  I am a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers. My work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites, including: Levure littéraure, Ramingo’s PorchVita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation PressThe Bar None GroupSalamander CoveSecond LightI Am Not a Silent PoetMeta / Phor(e) /Play, and California Woman. My poetry was recently read by Northern California actor Richard Lingua for Poetry Woodshed, Belfast Community Radio. I was featured in a lengthy interview on the Creative Nexus Radio Show where I was dubbed “Poetry Champion.”

The BeZine: Waging the Peace, An Interfaith Exploration featuring Fr. Daniel Sormani, Rev. Benjamin Meyers, and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi among others

“What if our religion was each other. If our practice was our life. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was the Earth. If forests were our church. If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being.” Ganga White, teacher and exponent of Yoga and founder of White Lotus, a Yoga center and retreat house in Santa Barbara, CA

“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.” Lucille Clifton

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