Eleventh Transmission & Wax Poetry and Art present 45 Poems: Reflection & Response
Poets of conscience and courage, writing in English, living everywhere on Earth, are invited to submit to 45 Poems: Reflection & Response, presented by Eleventh Transmission & Wax Poetry and Art.
This special project seeks poems that engage with, reflect upon, critique, and otherwise respond to current social and political climate that has seen increasing challenges for democracy in liberal societies and weakening of decades-long political unions. Meanwhile, our societies continue to face other internal and external challenges, both old and new.
The number 45 is in reference to the new administration in the United States in 2017, whose era is emblematic of many issues this special project seeks reflection on. 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 Bookstore & Free Library, with the title, 45 Poems: Reflection & Response. 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 Bookstore & Free 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 Bookstore & Free Library. Writers shall receive a 15% 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 $25 CAD is owed.
Submission Guidelines Submit up to 3 original poems relating to the theme described. Poems must be titled. There is no restriction on the number of lines. All three of your poems may be accepted.
Poems may be previously published. Simultaneous submissions are 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.
Review of poems may take as long as 6 months. However, it may also be much faster than that.
Submissions must include: -Poetry. -100 word maximum biography (plus social media and www, if applicable). -Complete mailing address including city, province, country, and postal code.
Copy and paste your submission into the body of a single email. Do not include attachments.
Questions and comments may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Editor Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh Transmission, United States Poetry Magazine, and other publications. He has been an artist and arts activist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, since 2005. Kirk has received numerous writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts. His first book is Love in a Handful of Dust.