Validate Me Poetry Competition

On this National Poetry Day VALIDATE ME, my second poetry collection, is published and I couldn’t be more excited for you all to read it. It glimpses into a life lived online, constantly striving for validation and all the highs and lows that inevitably come alongside that.

To mark the occasion, I want to hear from you. I’d love to read your poems, so we’re launching a competition for your own work to be hosted on the HQ Stories blog! Judged by me, the poems can be in any form and about anything that’s important to you. I’ll be looking for creativity and beautiful language in the one winning poem.

So, let’s celebrate poetry and VALIDATE ME together.

Email your entry to HQStories@harpercollins.co.uk. You’ve got one month to enter, from now!

Terms and conditions here

Other Articles

Celebrating an unusual Pride Month with Robin Talley

Well, I can officially say this is the first Pride that I’ll be marking quite like this. Usually, Pride month is a time for community, of the non-virtual variety. Whether it’s at a jubilant parade, a small gathering of friends, or a massive party, Pride is about coming together. It’s… Read More

Try gangland fiction with Kerry Barnes!

Never tried gangland fiction before? Now’s your chance! Check out this extract from The Rules, the second installment in Kerry Barnes’ explosive gangland series, below!   Do you live by the rules, or die by them?   Detective Lowry hurried down the corridor to the end room of the burns… Read More

Ten Times Happier with Owen O’Kane – The Worry Tree

To celebrate the publication of Owen O’Kane’s down-to-earth guide to positivity, we’re sharing this powerful extract from Ten Times Happier entitled ‘The Worry Tree’.    There are vast amounts of research linking worry to mood alterations. Excessive worry makes us unhappy. When we worry less, we are happier. Read More