Thank you for your interest in submitting to Open Heart Forgery. There are three simple submission rules:

1) No hate. No sexism. No racism.

2) Maximum 28 lines long (not including title and your byline), and maximum 43 letters wide. Submissions exceeding these guidelines will be considered, space permitting.

3) Only HRM residents, to keep OHF a local community journal.

The fine print:

You retain copyright of your work. By submitting your work, you are granting Open Heart Forgery a non-exclusive right to publish it once, in our newsletter and on our website.You are acknowledging that you are the copyright owner of the work. You are welcome to submit your previously published work, but original work is preferred. If the work has previously been published, please provide that information with your submission. You should retain a copy of your submission. Our posting a poem on our website does not guarantee it will be available online in the future. No payment is made for any submission. Printed copies of the newsletter are available at launch meetings.

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