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This contest is now closed. View current contests on the Submissions

Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Contest #10

Deadline to enter: Sunday, November 1, 2015. *Extended*
Number of pieces: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: Free.
Open to: Residents and non-residents of Canada. *Updated*
Number of Winning Poems: 10
Prizes: 1st place $100; 2nd place $25; 3rd place $15; 4th - 10th, $10 each.
Publication date: Early 2016.
Contact: (

Wax Poetry and Art welcomes all poets to participate in this free contest.
We welcome submissions from poets of every background and level of

All past winners are readable online. Visit the
Issues page.

To celebrate the tenth running of this poetry contest, the geographic
restriction has been removed. Submissions are now open to international
submissions. The payments have also been increased. First prize now
pays $100.

Please read the guidelines completely before making your submission.

The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
the work.

Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this contest. Please do not
submit the same poems anywhere else until the contest results are

The work(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in
any publicly accessible online format such as a blog or online magazine.
Work viewable on private forums, such as a private Facebook profile, is not
considered as published.

Submit up to three poems. There is no restriction on the number of lines.

Please title your poems, unless they are in a form which do not usually have
titles, such as haiku.

Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer, including your website, if

Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your submission
must contain:
-Mailing address.

Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Use the subject header, "Poetry Contest #10". Submissions must be sent
by email to (

Include all materials in one document or in a single email. For documents,
please use a format compatible with MS Word. PDFs are not acceptable.

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 to more
people. We also obtain the right to republish the work in our own
anthologies, either online or in print.

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
publication occurs.

Winners receive cash prizes and publication, as described below.

The winning poems will be published and featured in
Wax Poetry and Art.

We will notify all participants of the results prior to publication.

Judging will be based on two criteria: Quality of writing and effectiveness of
the poem, as determined by the editor. For poems close in score, a small
error can make the difference. Please edit carefully.

Poets may win up to 3 prizes with a submission of 3 poems, including the
possibility of winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

10 prizes will be awarded for 10 poems, as follows:
1st place: $100
2nd place: $25
3rd place: $15
7 runners up: $10 each.

Prizes are paid out in Canadian funds.

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

Questions or comments? Please email

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath
is the publisher of Wax Poetry and Art, Weekly Poem, Axil
Poetry and Art, Phoenix Photo&Fiction, Eleventh Transmission, and Wax
Poetry & Art International. Kirk has created space for hundreds of poets,
writers, visual artists, musicians, and photographers in print, online, and on
stage. As the organizer of Passion Pitch Poetry, he organized over sixty
events in Calgary. Kirk has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with Distinction,
from the University of Calgary. Kirk is the author of
Love in a Handful of
. He has received three writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts,
and is working on a new manuscript. Kirk is a full member of the League of
Canadian Poets and the Writers Union of Canada.