News and Events

Due to the public health state of emergency, we are not holding any readings or printing issues for distribution. However, we are continuing to prepare monthly issues, and welcome your submissions.


The Tenth Anniversary Anthology is available at these local stores:

You can also obtain it directly from us – please use the contact form below.

Open Heart Farming Collections

OHFarming editor Mary Ellen Sullivan compiled selected poems from annual OHFarming issues into four themed collections.

“They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad”

OHF contributor Ron Gillis also writes songs, and he is kindly donating all proceeds from digital sales of his album “They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad” to the anthology project. The songs are written by Ron and performed by Cape Breton musician Kenny Walsh. To purchase a digital copy of album or individual songs, go to

OHF Stories!

Read what OHF means to some of our contributors!

updated October 3

About OHF

457 HRM Authors, ages 8 to 87
1815 poems in 96 issues, since March 2010
Plus 30 poems, from 11 authors, in 12 communities, for OHF Abroad.

Contact Us / Submit a Poem

Before submitting, please read the submissions page.  

To submit a concrete or shaped poem, or any poem where special typography is required, please use the form below to request an email address for your submission.

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