Wax Poetry and Art presents
Prize-Builder Contest for Published & Unpublished Poems #1

Deadline to enter: Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Number of pieces: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: $10 / poem.
Open to: Everyone. (Residents and non-residents of Canada).
Number of Winning Poems: 1
Prizes: 1st place: Undetermined (Minimum $50 CAD).
Publication date: Mid 2017.

Having a poem published, or winning a prize with a poem, has only one
downside: Opportunities for future publication of that poem are now
extremely limited. Other than being part of the poet's future collection, these
excellent poems are buried in the archives, with poetry markets constantly
seeking new, unpublished work.

Wax Poetry and Art wants to give these excellent poems another chance to
shine. We welcome previously published poems and simultaneous
submissions for this unique poetry contest.

This is a paid contest. 60% of the contest fees will go toward the grand
prize, and the remaining 40% will go toward the publication. The contest
will remain open for a period of one year to help build the prize.

*This is a free publication. Participating in this contest is a great way to
support our free contests, help maintain this website, and help us publish
more work.*

*Please read the guidelines carefully before making your submission.*

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

The poem(s) submitted
may be previously published. Unpublished poems
may also be submitted. Please
do not inform us of the publication history of
your poem. If you are selected as the winner, you may inform us at that time.

Simultaneous submissions
are allowed. You may submit these poems to
other publications. Please
do not inform us if your poem is accepted

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
a title.

Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Include your website and
social media contact information, if applicable.

Use the subject header, "Prize-Builder Contest #1". Poems must be
sent by email to

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

This is a paid contest. You can send payment via PayPal, using the form
below, or by cheque to the address listed below. The cost to enter is as
-1 poem: $10 CAD
-2 poems: $20 CAD
-3 poems: $30 CAD

Submit your payment via PayPal using the following form:
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Minimum Prize (as of Feb 16, 2016)
$50 CAD
Currently 1 poem entered.
Send payment via cheque or money order in Canadian funds to the address
listed below. Make cheques and money orders out to, "Kirk Ramdath".

Wax Poetry and Art
512, 919 Centre Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P6

If you are sending your payment by cheque or money order, please mention
this in your email when you send your poems.

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

Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Copyright remains with the original artist at all times.

Wax Poetry and Art obtains the right to publication of the work, as well as
the right to republish the work 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 has the right to refuse inclusion in any
future anthologies.

We strive to apply a light hand when it comes to editing, however
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.

The Winner
The author of the winning poem receives the grand prize and publication in
Wax Poetry and Art.

The grand prize will comprise 60% of all contest fees received. View the
current total at the top-right of this page, next to the magazine logo. The
minimum prize will be $50 CAD.

Prizes are paid out in Canadian funds.

Please note: If fewer than 5 poems are entered into the contest, we reserve
the right to not publish the winning poem. The prize will still be paid to the

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. 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 regard to copyright violations.

Questions or comments? Please email

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath
is the publisher of Wax Poetry and Art, Weekly Poems, 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, Alberta. 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 Canadian Poets.
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