Open Heart Forgery is a free monthly journal of poems and lyrics that aims to energize Halifax-area writers from the grass roots up.

April Launch at The Mayor’s Office, City Hall: Pictures on Facebook

Open Heart Farming: Please note that there may have been a problem receiving submissions. If you haven’t received a response to your submission please resend to OpenHeartForgery@outlook.com with ‘ohfarm14’ in subject line.
Deadline extended to Apr 30/14.


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Open Heart Forgery seeks poems.
Email original poems and lyrics to
Guidelines for the monthly OHF are:
1) 28 lines long, 43 letters wide.
2) No hate. No sexism. No racism.
3) Must live in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada, to keep it local.

Open Heart Farming seeks poems
Deadline extended to Apr 30/14
Nova Scotia residents are invited to submit poems or lyrics on food-related and farming themes for the third annual issue of Open Heart Farming. Maximum size: 28 lines long and 43 spaces wide. Please mention your municipality. Email submissions to openheartfarming14@gmail.com
CLICK HERE for previous editions

Mayor Savage Sends OHF His Congratulations!
HRM Mayor Savage sent congrats as OHF publishes its 200th local writer.
Read the letter.

OHF Profiled in Halifax Magazine.  Read the Article

Join OHF’s Volunteer Team!
OHF is always looking for new people to help out with guerilla/grassroots publishing and supporting our local community of writers. Find out more!

OHF by the Numbers
100% HRM residents
37 monthly issues
715 poems and lyrics
April 2014 – latest issue
March 2010 – first issue
9 years old – most junior writer
80 years old – most senior writer

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