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First Nations Poetry Magazine accepts visual art and photography submissions from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Canadians; Native Americans; and Indigenous people from around the world. Read the guidelines on this page to submit. Please prepare your submission carefully.
First Nations Poetry Magazine is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network. Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions page to view all opportunities.
First Nations Poetry Magazine is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.
You must agree with the terms on this page to make a visual art or photography submission to First Nations Poetry Magazine. Your submission will be considered proof of your agreement and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to proceed.
You must include the following statement with your submission:
"I agree with the submission guidelines for visual art and photography submissions to First Nations Poetry Magazine."
Submissions are open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Canadians; Native Americans; and Indigenous people from around the world.
Submissions are open all year.
Submissions are welcome from artists operating in all visual art genres including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, digital, mixed, and any other new and old media.
The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting the work.
The work submitted must be previously unpublished in print or online by a third party such as another magazine. Work viewable on private forums (such as a private Facebook post) or displayed in the personal or professional online galleries of the artist is not considered as published.
Send 3 high quality images in JPEG format to the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. If the file sizes are too large, send the images in multiple emails.
Do not place a watermark on your images.
In the body of the email, provide caption information. For visual art, provide the titles, medium used, and dimensions of the original artwork. For photography, provide the titles and the location where each photo was taken.
Provide a short biography of 75 words length, maximum. Also list your social media artist pages. You may also provide an additional Artist Statement of 75 words, maximum.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please withdraw your submission immediately if your image(s) will be published somewhere else first. Please note, an image may not be simultaneously submitted to more than one Wax Poetry and Art submission stream.
Submissions will be divided into three submission periods, each four months long.
Submission Period Dates
Submission Period 1: January 1st to April 30th
Submission Period 2: May 1st to August 31st
Submission Period 3: September 1st to December 31st
You can make a visual art or photography submission to First Nations Poetry Magazine only once per submission period. Artists will receive notice of acceptance or rejection within two months following the end of each submission period.
Dates for Notice of Acceptance or Rejection
Submission Period 1: Receive notice by June 30th
Submission Period 2: Receive notice by October 31st
Submission Period 3: Receive notice by February 28th
Accepted submissions will be published online in First Nations Poetry Magazine. Accepted images may also be chosen for use as a cover image.
One accepted image will be featured on the First Nations Poetry Magazine Published page. The same accepted image will be featured in Comet, a collection in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Comet is the premier Wax Poetry and Art collection and features work from the top publications.
Submission Period 1: Published on September 1st
Submission Period 2: Published on January 1st
Submission Period 3: Published on May 1st
Copyright of the original image(s) remains with the original artist.
Upon acceptance, the artist grants the publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first publication of the image(s), as well as the right to republish the image(s) in First Nations Poetry Magazine & Wax Poetry and Art anthologies and collections, online and in print, without additional permission required.
If the work is ever collected into a book or made available for sale in any print format, the artist will receive a minimum 20% royalty. If the work is included in a collection with other artists, the 20% royalty is shared equally among all artists, based on the number of works contributed. If the work is ever made available for sale in a digital format, a 50% royalty will be given. Royalties are paid out annually in January if a minimum of $10 CAD is accrued.
There is no initial payment.
The artist also grants the publisher the right to publish the work on third party platforms such as Facebook, specifically for the purpose of sharing the work and the artist with more people.
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for visual art and photography submissions to First Nations Poetry Magazine."
- 3 JPEG images of submitted visual art or photography.
- Caption information as appropriate.
- Biography, maximum 75 words. An Artist Statement may also be included, maximum 75 words.
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.
For the subject header of your submission email, use the following:
"First Nations Poetry Magazine visual submission".
Send your submission by email to email@example.com.
Save a copy of these guidelines for your records, or copy and paste them at the end of your submission.
About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher, editor, and designer of Wax Poetry and Art, First Nations Poetry Magazine, and other publications. He has been a publisher since 2005, originally in Calgary, Canada. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, Canada. He is also a published poet. Kirk is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, is partly descended from the original Carib, Arawak, and / or Taino people who first inhabited the islands. It is traditionally taught that Carib were warlike, and Arawak were peaceful. Personal research has led Kirk to reject this false dichotomy that was no doubt used by colonizers to villify tribes that resisted the occupation of their homeland.
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