Wax Poetry and Art & Eleventh Transmission present 45 Poems of Protest
Poets of conscience and courage, writing in English, living everywhere on Earth, are invited to submit to 45 Poems of Protest.
The struggle for social justice is real, and poets are not silent. Trump, Brexit, and far-right movements around the world threaten democracy, free speech, human rights, and the environment. At the same time, momentum is building for action to make the world more equal for everyone, and to save our world from environmental disaster. Inspiring protests led by concerned citizens and youthare demanding change. The role of the poet is to critique, celebrate, acknowledge, and inspire, to provoke thought and action, and to speaktruth to power. Those are the poems sought for publication in 45 Poems of Protest.
Publication Information & Submission Guidelines Tentatively, submissions shall remain open indefinitely.
Accepted poems will initially be published online in Eleventh Transmission. Eventually, some poems will be collected into an edition and published online in the Wax Poetry and Art Library, with the title, 45 Poems of Protest. Not all poems initially published will be chosen for the collection. Additional volumes of the collection may be published. If possible at any time, a print version of the collection will be published.
There is no immediate timetable for when the poems initially published in Eleventh Transmission will be published as a collection in the Wax Poetry and Art Library. The project is still in the process of publishing its first 45 poems.
Eleventh Transmission is a free publication and as a result there is no compensation for being published in this special project. There is no initial compensation for being included in the resulting collection, or for being published in a possible print version. Writers included in the resulting collection will receive a 50% royalty for online sales of their publication (i.e. pdfs) in the Wax Poetry and Art Library. Writers will receive a 20% royalty on the sales of any print version that results. Royalties will be shared equally among artists based on number of poems included. Royalties will be paid annually in January, to anyone whom a minimum of $10 CAD is owed.
Submission Guidelines Submit 1 original poem relating to the theme.
The poem must be titled. The maximum number of lines is 60.
The poem may be previously published. Simultaneous submission is allowed.
Since this special project accepts previously published poems, you do not need to notify me if your poems are accepted elsewhere. Please remember to withdraw your poems if you enter them into a market that does not allow simultaneous submissions.
Submissions must include: -Poem. -100 word maximum biography (plus social media and www, if applicable). -Complete postal mailing address including city, province, country, and postalcode.
Copy and paste your submission into the body of a single email. Do not include attachments.
Place the title of the special project, "45 Poems of Protest", into the subject header of your email.