|Wax Poetry and Art: Poetry Contest #14
Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Contest #14
Deadline to enter: Extended to Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Number of poems: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: 1 poem, free. 2 poems, $7 CAD. 3 poems, $12 CAD.
Submissions in English are welcome from everywhere on Earth.
Number of Winning Poems: 3.
Prizes: 1st place, $200 CAD. 2nd place, $30 CAD. 3rd place, $20 CAD.
Intended Publication date: Late 2017.
Simultaneous submissions: Not allowed.
Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets to participate in Poetry Contest #14.
Submissions in English are accepted from everywhere on Earth.
All previous winners are readable online. Visit the Archives.
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. The same
poems may not be submitted elsewhere for the duration of the contest.
The poem(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in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.
Up to 3 poems may be submitted. Poets can win 3 prizes with 3 poems.
1 poem may be submitted for free. 2 poems may be submitted for a
payment of $7 CAD. 3 poems may be submitted for a payment of $12 CAD.
Payment can be made via PayPal, using the buttons shown below, or by
cheque, as described below.
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).
-Mailing address (Postal mailing address).
Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Please remember that simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this
Submissions must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use
the subject header, "Poetry Contest #14".
Include poems, biography, and mailing address in the body of a single email.
Do not include any materials in documents as attachments.
Please note: All participants will be added to the email list. You can remove
yourself at any time.
1 Poem: Free
2 Poems: $7 CAD.
3 Poems: $12 CAD.
Cheques in Canadian funds must be payable to "Kirk Ramdath", and sent to:
Wax Poetry and Art
512, 919 Centre Street NW
Calgary, AB T2E 2P6
Please ensure that cheques are posted in well in advance of the contest
deadline. If paying by cheque, please indicate this when you email the rest
of your submission.
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
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:$200 CAD
Second Place: $30 CAD
Third Place: $20 CAD
Payment will be sent within two weeks following publication, via PayPal
(preferred), or cheque sent via regular post. Payment is made in Canadian
funds. PayPal automatically converts the payment to your home currency.
All three winning poems will be published individually and featured on the
main page of Wax Poetry and Art, with publication intended for late 2017.
The winning poem only will be published in print format, in letters sent to
subscribers of Wax Poetry and Art Poetry Contest #14.
The winning poem only will be entered into the Wax Poetry and Art World's
Best Poem Contest.
We will notify all participants of the results prior to publication and within
three months following the close of the contest.
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 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 and other projects.
Kirk has created space for poets, writers, visual artists, musicians, and
photographers in print, online, and on stage. 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.
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