45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic
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*Breaking Call for Submissions*
45 Poems of Protest - The Pandemic

This Breaking Call for Submissions is part of the project, 45 Poems of
Protest
. This call will remain open until April 12, 2020. At that time, the
project will revert to its
original call, or this call will be extended.

The entire world is currently responding in unprecedented ways to the
threat posed by the COVID-19 virus. All of us have been asked to
practice social distancing. Many of us have been affected in more direct
ways, such as loss of income, or loss of loved ones. We are observing
how suddenly malleable the system is, how suddenly, drastic measures
can be taken to help people.

We are all thinking and feeling our way through this unprecedented
situation. This
Breaking Call for Submissions asks all poets around the
world to channel this intense experience into poetry.

Read the
newest poems published in this project.

For the duration of this COVID-19 crisis, this
Breaking Call will replace
the regular submission guidelines for
45 Poems of Protest. For the
duration of this
Breaking Call, only new poems written directly in
response to this situation will be considered. As well, every effort will be
made to either publish your poem, or provide notice of rejection, within
one week from the time you submit.

Additional submission opportunities can be viewed on the
Wax Poetry
and Art Submissions page.

Submission Guidelines
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. You must agree with
the terms on this page in order to submit poetry to this project. Your
submission will be taken as proof of your agreement and as such, no
additional contract will be required for publication to proceed. As such,
you must include the following statement in your submission: "I agree
with the submission guidelines for the special project, 45 Poems of
Protest: The Pandemic."

Accepted poems will initially be published online in
45 Poems of Protest.
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
45 Poems of Protest will be published as a collection in the Wax Poetry
and Art
 Library.

When published, an Official Print Version of the poem will be made
available for sale. The Official Print Version will be limited-edition,
numbered, and printed on cardstock in a format similar to a greeting
card. The winner will receive a 20% royalty on all print sales, as well as
a 50% royalty on electronic sales, such as of .pdf documents and tip-jar
payments. If the poem is ever collected into an online or print anthology,
the same royalty rates apply, and royalties will be shared equally among
all contributors, based on contribution. Royalties will be paid out annually
in January to anyone who is owed $10 CAD or more. There is no initial
payment.

Submission Guidelines
Submit 1 original poem relating to the theme.

The poem must be original, unpublished and must not be simultaneously
submitted to another publication.

The poem must be titled (or will be given a title). The maximum  number
of lines is 35, including title and line spaces, which are counted as lines.

Submissions must include:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for the
special project, 45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic".
- Poem.
- 100 word maximum biography (plus social media and www links you
wish to share).
- Complete postal 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.

For the subject header of your submission email, use, "45 Poems of
Protest: The Pandemic".

Send your submission by email to
info@waxpoetryart.com.

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, and other publications. He has been a poet and publisher
since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His first book
is
Love in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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