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Wax Poetry and Art presents
Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #4
Deadline to enter: Extended to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Number of poems: Submit up to 3.
Cost to enter: 1 poem, free. 2 poems, $4 CAD. 3 poems, $6 CAD.
Submissions are welcome from everywhere on Earth.
Number of Winning Poems: 2.
Prizes: 1st place, $75 CAD. 2nd place, $20 CAD.
Intended Publication date: Fall 2018.
Simultaneous submissions: Not allowed.
Poetry has a role to play in shaping discourse around the pressing issues of
our time. Poetry can record history, deepen our understanding, and express
withering critique, in ways that other writing and art cannot. Whatever the
human journey, let the record show that poets were there.
Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets to participate in Socially Engaged
Poetry Contest #4. Submissions are welcome from everywhere on Earth.
For the purpose of this contest, we shall consider the widest possible
definition of "socially engaged".
Please read the guidelines carefully before making your submission.
All previous winners are readable online. Read the most recent winner and
access previous winners in the Archives.
All participants will be added to the email list. Unsubscribe any time.
The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this contest. The same
poem(s) 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The poem(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in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.
1 poem may be submitted for free. 2 poems may be submitted for $4 CAD.
3 poems may be submitted for $6 CAD. Payment can be made via PayPal,
using the buttons shown, or by cheque, as described below.
There is no restriction on the number of lines. There is no specific theme
Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Including website and
social media contact information to share, if applicable.
Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your
submission must contain:
-Payment (if submitting more than 1 poem).
-Biography (100 words, or fewer).
-Mailing address (Postal mailing address, usually including unit number,
street name, city, province / state, country, and postal code).
Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Please remember: Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for
The entire submission including poems, biography, and mailing address
should be copied and pasted into the body of a single email. Do not
include any part of your submission in a document or attachment.
Use the subject header, "Socially Engaged Poetry Contest".
Send your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Poem: Free
2 Poems: $4 CAD
3 Poems: $6 CAD
Cheques must be payable to "Kirk Ramdath" and sent to:
Wax Poetry and Art
Socially Engaged Poetry Contest
101-5170 Dunster Road
Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6M4, CANADA
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
Official Print Versions of all published poems will be made available for
sale at time of publication. Artists receive a 15% royalty on all print sales
and a 50% royalty on electronic sales. More information will be provided to
the winners. Cash prizes are considered advances on future royalties.
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: $75 CAD
+ Entry into the World's Best Poem Contest.
+1 free copy of the Official Print Version of their poem.
Second Place: $20 CAD
Payment will be sent within four weeks following publication, via PayPal
(preferred), or cheque sent via regular post, or other method as necessary.
All winning poems will be published individually and featured on the main
page of Wax Poetry and Art, with publication intended Fall 2018.
The First Place Poem only will be entered into the Wax Poetry and Art
World's Best Poem Contest, for the chance at an additional cash prize and
the title of World's Best Poem.
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 related
publications, such as Eleventh Transmission and Weekly Poems. 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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