|Calgary Poetry Magazine: Submissions
|Calgary Poetry Magazine Contests
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Calgary Poetry Magazine invites all poets writing in the English language,
living everywhere on Earth, to participate in the Calgary Poetry Contest.
Prizes will be awarded for First Place and Top Calgary Poet. Winning these
prizes also wins entry into the Wax Poetry and Art World's Best Poem
The format of the contest is intended to create a cultural exchange between
the international community of poets and poets residing in Calgary, Alberta,
Published and edited by Kirk Ramdath.
A project of Wax Poetry and Art.
Calgary Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines
Calgary Poetry Magazine presents
Calgary Poetry Contest #1
Deadline to enter: Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Number of poems: 1 to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: 1 poem, free. 2 poems, $3 CAD. 3 poems, $5 CAD.
Who Can Enter: Submissions in English are welcome from everyone on
Number of Winning Poems: 2.
First Place: $50 CAD
Top Calgary Poet: $50 CAD
Intended Publication date: Summer 2017.
Simultaneous submissions: Not allowed.
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The poem(s) submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this contest. Do not submit
the same poems anywhere else until the contest results are announced. At
that time, participants who did not win the contest may submit the work
The poem(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in
any publicly accessible online format such as an online magazine, personal
website, or blog. Work viewable on private forums, such as a private
Facebook post, is not considered as published.
As many as three poems may be submitted. One poem may be submitted
for free. Two poems may be submitted for a fee of $3 CAD, and three
poems for a fee of $5 CAD. Payment can be made via PayPal, using the
buttons shown below, or by cheque. Residents of Canada may also send
payment via email money transfer.
There is no restriction on the number of lines.
Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Including your website
and social media contact information you wish to share, if applicable.
Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your submission
-Payment (if submitting more than 1 poem)
-Biography (100 words, or fewer).
Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, July 30, 2017.
All participants will be added to the Wax Poetry and Art email list. You can
easily remove yourself at any time, or let us know.
Please remember that simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this
Include all materials in the body of a single email. Do not include any
Submissions must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the subject header, "Calgary Poetry Contest".
Poetry Contest Subscription - First Place only - $5 CAD
Poetry Contest Subscription - First Place + Top Calgary Poet - $6 CAD
1 Poem: Free
2 Poems: $3 CAD.
3 Poems: $5 CAD.
Cheques in Canadian funds must be payable to "Kirk Ramdath", and can be
Wax Poetry and Art
Attn: Calgary Poetry Contest
512, 919 Centre Street NW
Calgary, AB T2E 2P6
Please ensure that cheques are in Canadian funds and are posted well in
advance of the contest deadline. If paying by cheque, please indicate this
when you email your submission.
Email Money Transfer
Canadian residents only can send email money transfers in the specified
amount to email@example.com.
Copyright remains with the original artist at all times.
Calgary Poetry Magazine 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. If the poet and publisher make future agreements resulting in
additional compensation for this work, the original prize payment shall be
considered as an advance on future payments.
Although we strive to apply a light hand when it comes to editing, Wax
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
First Place:$50 CAD
Top Calgary Poet: $50 CAD
Contest participants will be notified of the results within three months of the
If a poet living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada wins First Place, they also win
Top Calgary Poet, for a total prize of $100 CAD. In that case, an additional
award of Second Place will be granted for a second poem, with a
prize of $10 CAD.
Payment will be sent within two weeks following publication, via PayPal,
email money transfer (for Canadian residents), or cheque sent via regular
post. International poets, please note: PayPal will automatically convert the
payment to your home currency and the magazine will pay all PayPal fees.
Cheques will be made out in Canadian ($CAD) funds only.
All winning poems will be published individually and featured on the main
page of Calgary Poetry Magazine, with publication intended for late 2017.
Both winning poems will be published in print format, in letters sent to
subscribers of the Calgary Poetry Contest.
The poems winning First Place and Top Calgary Poet receive entry into the
Reader's Choice component of the Wax Poetry and Art World's Best Poem
Contest. The First Place poem ONLY receives entry into the Editor's Choice
component. Click here for the World's Best Poem contest guidelines.
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 Calgary Poetry Magazine assume all liability
if situations arise due to any misrepresentations on the part of the writer,
especially regarding copyright violations.
Questions or comments? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Dust. He has received three writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts,
and is working on a new manuscript.