POETRY CONTEST #11 GUIDELINES
Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Contest #11
Deadline to enter: Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Number of pieces: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: Free.
Open to: Everyone. (Residents and non-residents of Canada).
Number of Winning Poems: 10
Prizes: 1st place $120; 2nd place $30; 3rd place $20; 4th - 10th, $10 each.
Publication date: Mid 2016.
Wax Poetry and Art calls all poets to participate in this free contest.
All past winners are readable online. Visit the Issues page.
Please read the guidelines carefully before making your submission.
The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
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The work(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in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 personal website, blog, or
online magazine. Work viewable on private forums, such as a private
Facebook post, is not considered as published.
Submit up to 3 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
Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Including your website, if
Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your submission
Entries must be received by midnight of Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Use the subject header, "Poetry Contest #11". Submissions must be
sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, without additional compensation
required. The artist may refuse inclusion in any future anthologies.
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
Winners receive cash prizes and publication, as described below.
All 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, small
errors 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: $120
2nd place: $30
3rd place: $20
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 email@example.com.
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. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with Distinction,
from the University of Calgary. 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. Kirk is a full member of the League of
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