|The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest
|Angela Poetry Magazine Contests
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Submissions Closed - This contest will reopen in 2019.
Read the guidelines to submit.
Published and edited by Kirk Ramdath.
A project of Wax Poetry and Art.
The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest
Angela Poetry Magazine invites all poets to submit lighthearted, humorous,
playful, and curious poems to The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest.
This is a free contest, open to everyone on Earth.
Contest Status: Open.
These guidelines have been specially crafted to make running a monthly
contest easier, therefore it is essential that you follow these guidelines
when making your submission.
All participants will be added to the mailing list for this contest. This is how
you will receive notice when the winner is published.
This contest runs for the duration of this month.
The winner will be published during the next month.
Participants will receive notice that the winner has been published via email.
The First Place poem will be published online in Angela Poetry Magazine.
If fewer than five publishable entries are submitted, no winner will be
published. Submitters will be notified. To participate again, send a new
poem, or indicate that you want to run the same poem again.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. You must contact me immediately
if your poem is accepted elsewhere.
Submit 1 original, unpublished, titled poem, along with a biography and
your mailing address (including country and postal code). Include social
media information in your biography, if applicable.
There is no line limit.
The entire submission (poem, biography, mailing address) must be copied
and pasted into the body of a single email and sent to the email address
shown below. Do not include any part of your submission in an attachment.
Use, "The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest" as the subject header of
your email. Send your submission by the end of this month by email to:
Winning The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest
The winner receives publication in Angela Poetry Magazine.
The winner grants publisher Kirk Ramdath the right to the first publication
of the poem, as well as the right to republish the poem in Angela Poetry
Magazine & Wax Poetry and Art anthologies, online or in print, without
additional permission required.
Financial compensation is earned through royalties. There is no initial
payment. When published, an Official Print Version of the winning poem will
be made available for sale. The winner will receive a 15% royalty on all print
sales, as well as a 50% royalty on electronic sales, such as of .pdf
documents. If the winning poem is ever collected into an online or print
anthology, royalties will be shared equally among all contributors, based on
contribution, and paid out annually in January, to anyone who $10 CAD or
more is owed.
The winner also grants the publisher the right to publish parts or all of the
work on third party platforms such as Facebook and other social media,
specifically for the purpose of sharing the work with more people, and
considering the evolving and experimental nature of the Internet.
About the Publisher & Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, Weekly Poems, and other publications. He has been an
artist and arts activist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, since 2005. Kirk has
received numerous writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts. His
first book is Love in a Handful of Dust.
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