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First Nations Poetry Magazine publishes poetry by First Nations, Métis,and Inuit Canadians, Native Americans, and indigenous people living around the world.


Submissions are currently CLOSED!
I need to catch up on outstanding
reviewing and publishing. Contests and special projects are still running.
Check the
Wax Poetry and Art Submissions page for current contests and
other opportunities.

First Nations Poetry Magazine publishes poetry by First Nations, Métis,
and Inuit Canadians, Native Americans, and indigenous people living around
the world, including those who do not currently reside in their traditional
territory. Submissions are welcome from all people who are, by birth,
members of an indigenous culture. Submissions on all topics of interest
to the writers are welcome.

Wax Poetry and Art

Use of indigenous words is appropriate as long as English translations are
provided in the notes of the poem.

Submit 1 to 3 original, unpublished poems along with a short biography and
mailing address. In your biography, please name the traditional culture to
which you belong. If applicable, include your social media information.

Submissions must be sent by email. Do not include any part of your
submission in an email attachment. Copy and paste your entire submission
(poems, biography, mailing address) into the body of a single email.

Use the email subject header, "First Nations Poetry Magazine submission".

Email your submission to

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please inform me immediately if your
work is accepted elsewhere.

Allow up to 6 months for review of your poems.

There is no initial compensation for being published in First Nations Poetry

Copyright of the work remains with the artist always. The publisher gains
the right to first publication and the right to anthologize the work online and
in print, without additional permission or compensation required. If the
resulting anthology or collection generates revenue, the publisher warrants
that artists shall receive a 50% royalty on online sales, and a 15% royalty
on print sales, with royalties shared equally among all artists based on
contribution, and with payment made every January to anyone whom $25
CAD or more is owed.

The publisher also gains the right to use parts or all of the work, as needed,
on third party platforms such as email, Facebook, and YouTube, specifically
for the purpose of promoting the work to more people, and considering the
evolving and experimental nature of the Internet.

The publisher has the right, with utmost respect to the artist and the work,
to make whatever edits are necessary, to ensure that publication occurs.

Send questions, comments, and submissions to

About the Publisher & Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, Weekly Poems, 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. Kirk's family history says that he
has a Carib ancestor from Trinidad and Tobago, where he is originally from.
Beyond this, he makes no claim to be a member of an indigenous group.
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