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NYC Poetry Magazine - Submissions

NYC Poetry Magazine publishes great poetry by poets in New York City.

NYC Poetry Magazine publishes the winners of the Poets of NYC Contest,
which is open to submissions from residents of New York City.

NYC Poetry Magazine accepts regular submissions from residents of
New York City from January 1st to March 31st of every year.

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

Poets of NYC Contest #1 - Open to everyone residing in New York City.
(Closes May 31, 2020).

Regular Submissions
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. You must agree with
the terms on this page in order to make a regular submission to
Poetry Magazine
. 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 guidelines for regular poetry
submissions to NYC Poetry Magazine."

Submissions are open to residents of New York City. Submissions in a
language other than English must include an English translation.

Submissions are open from January 1st to March 31st of every year.
Submissions are competitive as a maximum of five poets will be
published every year. A minimum of three places will be held for poets
who have not previously been published in
NYC  Poetry Magazine. A
maximum of two places will be offered to alumni of
NYC Poetry

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please remove your poem from
consideration if you agree to publish it elsewhere.

Submit 1 previously unpublished poem, maximum 35 lines, along with
a biography and your mailing address (including street address, city,
province / state, country, and postal code). Include social media
information in your biography, if applicable. Please limit the biography
to 100 words.

You can make a regular submission to
NYC Poetry Magazine once
per year.

Accepted poems will be published online in
NYC Poetry Magazine.
Eventually, poems may be collected into a free online book to be
published in the
Wax Poetry and Art Library, and / or a print book to be

The poet grants publisher Kirk Ramdath the right to the first publication
of the poem, as well as the right to republish the poem in
NYC Poetry
Magazine & Wax Poetry and Art
anthologies, online and in print, without
additional permission required.

When published, an Official Print Version of the poem will be made
available for sale. 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. If the poem is ever collected into an online or print anthology,
the same royalty rates apply. Royalties will be shared equally among
all contributors, based on contribution, and paid out annually in January
to anyone who is owed $10 CAD or more. There is no initial payment.

The poet also grants the publisher the right to publish parts or all of the
work on third party platforms such as Facebook and other social media,
specifically for the purpose of sharing the work with more people,
and considering the evolving and experimental nature of the Internet.

Submissions must include:
-Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for
regular poetry submissions to NYC Poetry Magazine."
-Poem (titled, 35 lines maximum).
-Biography, maximum 100 words, including social media and www links
to share, if applicable.
-Your complete postal mailing address including street address, city,
province, country, and postal code.

The entire submission (agreement statement, poem, biography, and
mailing address) must be copied and pasted into the body of a single
email and sent to the email address shown below. Do not include any
part of your submission in an attachment.

For the subject header of your submission email, use, "NYC Poetry
Magazine regular submission". Send your submission
by email to:

Send questions and comments by email to

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
Love in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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