Wax Poetry and Art & Eleventh Transmission present 45 Poems: For the Revolution
Poets of conscience and courage, writing in English, living everywhere on Earth, are invited to submit to 45 Poems: For the Revolution, presented by Wax Poetry and Art & Eleventh Transmission.
This special project seeks poems that engage with, reflect upon, and critique the current social and political climate. These are challenging times, and in later years, these are the poems that will show, poets were there, and we did not hold our tongue.
The number 45 references the current U.S. administration, whose tenure seems emblematic of many challenges facing humanity and the environment. However, what is happening in your town and on your street, and to you, is just as important. True history happens in the real lives of everyday people. This special project encourages wide exploration and hopes for the widest range of voices and topics in relation to the theme.
Publication Information & Submission Guidelines Tentatively, submissions shall remain open until January 2021.
Accepted poems will initially be published online in Eleventh Transmission. Eventually, 45 poems of those poems will be collected into an edition and published online in the Wax Poetry and Art Library, with the title, 45 Poems: For the Revolution. Not all poems initially published will be chosen for the collection. If there are many initial submissions, additional volumes of the collection may be added. If possible at any time, a print version of the collection will be published.
There is no timetable for when the poems initially published in Eleventh Transmission will be published as a collection in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
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, 45 Poems: Reflection & Response, shall receive a 50% royalty for online sales of their publication in the Wax Poetry and Art Library. Writers shall receive a 20% royalty on the sales of any print version that results. Royalties will be shared equally based on number of poems included. As a result, royalties may need to be shared among as many as 45 poets. 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", into the subject header of your email.