Wax Poetry and Art – Featured Poet Contest #1

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Wax Poetry and Art – Featured Poet Contest #1

Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets to participate in Featured Poet Contest #1. Submissions are accepted from all places on Earth.

Featured Poet Contest #1 is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.

Featured Poet Contest #1 Submission Guidelines

Please prepare your submission carefully.

You must agree with the terms on this page to submit poetry to Wax Poetry and Art Featured Poet Contest #1. Your submission will be considered proof of your agreement and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to proceed.

You must include the following statement with your submission:
"I agree with the submission guidelines for Wax Poetry and Art Featured Poet Contest #1."

Submissions are open to everyone, everywhere.

Contest Deadline
Submissions close December 31st, 2022.

Free to enter.

The First Place winner receives recognition, publication in Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, and potential future royalties. There is no initial cash prize.

Submit three original, unpublished poems.

Simultaneous submissions are not allowed. Your three poems may not be previously published and may not be under consideration elsewhere until the winner is announced to participants, which will happen on March 1, 2023, or earlier. Please note, a poem may not be simultaneously submitted to more than one Wax Poetry and Art submission stream.

Two of the three poems submitted must be 33 lines or fewer, counting the first line as line 1 and counting line spaces as lines. The third poem may be up to 60 lines in length.

Include a short biography, no longer than 75 words. Provide links to social media artist web pages, if applicable. Long biographies will be truncated at the Editor's discretion.

Selection of Winner
Poems will be assessed by the Editor on the basis of artistic merit, quality of writing, and the artistic vision presented by the three poems as a whole. One winning submissions of three poems will be selected: First Place.

Publication Date
The Winner will receive recognition and publication in Wax Poetry and Art Magazine. The Winner will be published on May 1, 2023. Visit www.waxpoetryart.com or the Wax Poetry and Art Library on May 1, 2023 to read the winning poem and other new content.

Copyright of the poems remains with the original artist.

Upon acceptance, the poet grants the publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first publication of the poems, as well as the right to republish the poems in Wax Poetry and Art anthologies and collections, online and in print, without additional permission required.

If the poems are ever collected into a book or made available for sale in any other print format, the poet will receive a minimum 20% royalty. If the poems are included in a collection with other artists, the 20% royalty is shared equally among all artists, based on the number of works contributed. If the poems are ever made available for sale in a digital format, a 50% royalty will be given, and shared as necessary. Royalties are paid out annually in January if a minimum of $10 CAD is accrued.

There is no initial payment.

The poet also grants the publisher the right to publish parts 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.

The editor reserves the right to make whatever changes are deemed necessary, at any time, to ensure that publication occurs. Publication is perpetual.

Submission Checklist
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for Wax Poetry and Art Featured Poet Contest #1."
- Three poems (two poems, 33 lines maximum; one poem, 60 lines maximum).
- Biography (maximum 75 words).
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.

The entire submission 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.

For the subject header of your submission email, use the following:
"Featured Poet Contest #1 Submission".

Send your submission by email to info@waxpoetryart.com.

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher, editor, and designer of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh Transmission, and other publications. He has been an independent poet and publisher since 2005, originally in Calgary, Canada. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo.

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