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Copyright remains with the original artist at all times.

Wax Poetry and Art obtains the right to the first publication of the work, as
well as the right to republish the work on our website and also on our
accounts on third party platforms such as email, Facebook, and other
social media, specifically for the purpose of promoting the work and the
artist to more people, and considering the continuously evolving nature of
the Internet. We also obtain the right to republish the work in our own
anthologies, either online or in print, without additional compensation
required. The original prize payment is considered as an advance on future
payments and royalties.

Although we strive to apply a light hand when it comes to editing,
Poetry and Art
reserves the right to make whatever edits are deemed
necessary at any time, with utmost respect to the artists, to ensure that
publication occurs.

The Winners
First Place:$50 CAD
Top Calgary Poet: $25 CAD

Contest participants will be notified of the results within three months of
the contest closing. A Calgary poet who wins First Place also wins for Top
Calgary Poet.

The winning poems will be published online in Calgary Poetry Magazine, a
project of
Wax Poetry and Art.

Print copies of the winning poems will be made available for sale online at
time of publication.

Payment will be sent within four weeks following publication, via PayPal,
email money transfer (for Canadian residents), or cheque sent via regular
post. Cheques will be made out in Canadian ($CAD) funds only.

Judging will be based on two criteria: Quality of writing and effectiveness
of the poem, as determined by the editor. Please edit carefully.

Writers submitting work to all
Wax Poetry and Art projects assume all
liability if situations arise due to misrepresentations on the part of the writer,
especially regarding copyright violations.

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About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath
is the publisher of Wax Poetry and Art, Calgary Poetry
Magazine, and other publications. Kirk is the author of Love in a Handful of
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