Their Love 2 Poetry Contest!

Announcing your opportunity to be published in Their Love 2, Foundations!

In 2022, we published an anthology of love poems relevant for lovers of any gender and orientation. All included poems used “they/them”, or were nonspecific about the gender of one or both of the lovers. The result was a beautiful collection of heartfelt poetry from authors all over the world. But there is more than one kind of love.

The love of family should be supportive, unconditional, and constant. Sometimes it is, and we would love to hear those poems that express the beauty of that. Other times, our families let us down.

For many in the nonbinary and LGBTQIA+ communities, family is a difficult topic. Let’s use poetry as a means to share our stories, our pain, our joys, our dreams, our fears, and our support with each other.

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In November, 2023, we will publish the second book in the Their Love series! Our panel of judges will review all submissions and determine the best poems to include in Their Love 2, Foundations based on originality, skill, depth of feeling, and adherence to concept.

  • The grand prize will include paperback copies of both Their Love and Their Love 2, a cash prize, a receipt of publication, and additional prizes to be announced!
  • The top five authors will receive an additional prize (TBD)!
  • All winners will be included in the published book, and receive a certificate of publication!


As always, we are making this a free competition. However, we are accepting preorders this year so we can give the winner a cash prize. If you would like to preorder, you can do so through PayPal:

Preorder 1 copy of the “Their Love, Foundations” eBook

“Their Love 2, Foundations”, includes poems relevant for lovers of any gender and orientation. “Foundations” centers on poems about family: Positive and negative experiences with original or found families. Your preorder allows the contest to give the winner a cash prize, helping to make this poetry compilation an exciting addition to the “Their Love” collection! All preorder proceeds will go into the prize pot!


Contest will open soon.
Deadline for submission will be October 15.


Meanwhile – Comment below if you have any questions or comments.

Love is for everyone. Let’s stop defining it and start living it.

The first “Their Love” Poetry Contest created a romantic love-filled chapbook that included the winning poem, “A Kingdom of Two” by Phillip Knight Scott, and 24 other works by Cagedbird, Favour Allen, Jack Whyte, Lucidity Lamb, Mark Andrew Heathcote, Mark Sainz, Peter Miller, Phillip Knight Scott, and V Anos.

Congratulations again to Phillip Knight Scott for his poem, “A Kingdom of Two”!

In just eight lines, this heartwarming poem describes a beautiful scene, complete with symbolism and emotion. This is more than a love poem. It is a poetry refuge.

I am so appreciative of all the support received for “Their Love, A Poetry Refuge”! You can pick up the #Kindle eBook at any of the international links below, or you can get there through my Published Works page. “Their Love” is also available in paperback, and the eBook is always free on Kindle Unlimited.

Please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads to let others know how beautiful these poems are. It will mean a great deal to the included authors to see your support. The authors are from several different countries and age groups. I am so happy to know that the desire to see more gender-neutral poetry is international!

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