Open Heart Farming

OHFlogo3frOpen Heart Farming Poetry 2017: Call For Submissions.

Fall in love with the poetry of the land! Residents of Nova Scotia are invited to submit original poems, verses, or rhymes about farming or food for the sixth annual issue of Open Heart Farming.

Guidelines: We ask that poems not exceed 28 lines long (not including title and your byline) and 43 letters wide. This is due to the formatting of the issue and allows us to publish approximately 20 poems. We can sometimes include slightly larger poems and love little ones like haiku. Scroll down for more about Open Heart Farming and to view previous issues .

Please include one or two paragraphs about yourself, your relationship to farming and/or food, what inspired your poem, and where you live in Nova Scotia.  Submit up to three poems to

Deadline for submissionsApril 30, 2017.

For more about the Open Heart Farming poetry project visit the Open Heart Farming blog at and the  ‘Poetry of the Land’ article in EAC’s (Ecology and Action Centre) Ecology and Action Fall 2016 issue,  pgs. 12-13:

About Open Heart Farming

Open Heart Farming is a special annual edition of Open Heart Forgery. Since 2012, Open Heart Farming has published food and farming themed poems by residents of Nova Scotia. To date fifty-six poets and ninety-three poems have been published. Open Heart Farming poems are poignant, passionate, political, reminiscent and frolicking. We believe that submitting a poem should be a positive experience. We believe in making poetry easily accessible in print and online.

Open Heart Farming wants to re-kindle a love for written and spoken poetry. We love to share the stories of the poets and their poems, and give poets opportunities to read and perform their poems publicly. Poets have read at events and venues including farmers markets, libraries, and food gatherings.

We invite you to fall in love with Open Heart Farming and the poetry of the land!

Read Open Heart Farming 2016: Coming Home

Previous issues: 2012  2013  2014 2015

Read the Open Heart Farming blog.

See the Open Heart Farming Global TV Interview.

Read more about Open Heart Farming on the FAQ page.