Poets, Now and Forever Contest #1 - Submission Guidelines
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Axil Poetry and Art & Wax Poetry and Art present,
Poets, Now and Forever Contest #1

- This is a free contest, open to everyone on Earth who is under 25 years
of age at the time of submission.
- This contest closes on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at midnight. The winner
will be published on or before Monday, May 18, 2020.
- This contest is a
Wax Poetry and Art Champions Cup qualifying event.
Click here to read information about the Poetry Champions Cup.

Description
Axil Poetry and Art invites all poets under 25 years of age, living
anywhere on Earth, to submit to the Poets, Now and Forever Contest #1.

Submission Guidelines
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. Adherence to the
submission guidelines is now part of the review process. Participants
will receive email acknowledgement that their submission has been
received. Incomplete or improperly formatted submissions will be
disqualified at the beginning of the review process. Therefore, you must
ensure that you follow these guidelines carefully.

To send a corrected or new submission, simply send an entirely new
submission, prior to the submission deadline. Your previous entry will
be discarded and your most recent submission will be used for the
contest.

Poets who require notice of whether of not their submission is correctly
formatted can pay a fee of $5 CAD.
Click here to purchase a Contest
Formatting Acknowledgement for this contest. (The link opens in a new
window so you can keep your place on this page.)

You must agree with the terms on this page in order to submit poetry to
this project. Your submission will be taken as proof of your agreement
and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to
proceed.

Your email address will be added to the
Wax Poetry and Art Email list.
You will receive only a few emails per year, and you can leave the list at
any time by replying to a message and asking to leave. To ensure you
receive messages, you may add "info@waxpoetryart.com" to your saved
email addresses.

You must include the following statement in your submission: "I agree
with the terms of the Poets, Now and Forever Contest, and to be added
to the Wax Poetry and Art email list."

You must also state your current age at the time of submission. This is to
confirm that you are under 25 years of age. Proof of age is not required,
although we reserve the right to request it.

Persons under the age of majority must have the permission of a parent
or guardian to participate in this contest. If you are under the age of
majority, ask a parent or guardian to read this page and ensure that you
have their permission before proceeding with your submission. Note to
parent: This contest is for poets under 25 years of age. Although most of
the content in this magazine will be suitable for a general audience,
material may be published in this magazine or in other magazines on this
website that contains mature themes which some may consider
unsuitable for children.

The Poets, Now and Forever Contest #1 closes on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

This is a free contest and submissions are open to all persons on Earth
who are under 25 years old at the time of submission. Submissions in a
language other than English must include an English translation.

Use of indigenous languages in the poem is acceptable, as long as
English translations are provided.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. However, please withdraw your
submission from this contest immediately, if your poem is to be published
elsewhere.

Submit 1 original, unpublished, titled poem, along with a biography and
your mailing address (including street address, city, province / state,
country, and postal code). Include your social media information in your
biography, if applicable.

The maximum number of lines is 35.

Winning the Poets, Now and Forever Contest #1
The winning poem will be published online in Axil Poetry and Art
on or before Monday, May 18, 2020 . Please note, participants will
not be notified by email when the winner is published, except for the
winner, who receives additional information. To find out who won, and to
read the winning poem, visit one of the following web pages on Monday,
May 18, 2020:
Axil Poetry and Art
Wax Poetry and Art
Axil Poetry and Art Facebook Page (external link)
Wax Poetry and Art Facebook Page (external link)

Use your smart device to set a reminder to, "Check the winner of the
Poets, Now and Forever Contest on May 18, 2020." The winner may be
published earlier, so feel free to check the websites mentioned above
earlier than May 18, 2020.

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
Axil Poetry and
Art & Wax Poetry and Art
anthologies, online and in print, without additional
permission required.

The winning poet also wins one entry into the
Wax Poetry and Art
Champions Cup
, also known as the Poetry Champions Cup. More details
about the
Poetry Champions Cup will be announced soon.

When published, an Official Print Version of the winning poem will be
made available for sale. The winner will receive a 20% 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, the same royalty rates apply, and royalties will be shared
equally among all contributors, based on contribution, and paid out
annually in January, to anyone who is owed $10 CAD or more. There is
no initial payment.

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.

Submissions must include:
-Agreement statement: "I agree with the terms of the Poets, Now and
Forever Contest, and to be added to the Wax Poetry and Art email list."
-Your current age at the time of submission.
-Poem (titled, 35 lines maximum).
-Biography, maximum 100 words, including social media and www links
to share, if applicable.
-Your complete postal mailing address including street address, city,
province, country, and postal code.

The entire submission (agreement statement, age confirmation, poem,
biography, and 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 Poets, Now and Forever Contest" as the subject header of
your email. Send your submission by midnight of Sunday, May 3, 2020,
by email to: info@waxpoetryart.com.

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, and other publications. He has been an artist and arts
activist since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His first book
is
Love in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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