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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.

Texas Poetry Magazine invites all poets living in Texas to submit up to 3
original, unpublished poems.

Wax Poetry and Art

Poems must have titles.

Submit poem(s) along with a short biography and mailing address. Include
social media information in your biography, if applicable.

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 subject header, "Texas 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 Texas Poetry

Copyright of the work remains with the artist always. You are free to publish
the work anywhere else after publication in
Texas Poetry Magazine.

The publisher gains the right to first publication and the right to anthologize
the work online and in print, without additional permission or compensation

The publisher will eventually collect some poems published in
Texas Poetry
into a separate collections that will be published online in the Wax
Poetry and Art Bookstore & Free Library. All titles published in the
Bookstore & Free Library will be freely accessible to the public, perpetually.
Not all poems published in
Texas Poetry Magazine will be selected
for inclusion in a resulting collection.

Although the resulting collection will be accessible for free, there will be an
option for readers to pay online. The publisher also hopes to eventually
publish printed versions of collections that result from poems published in
Texas Poetry Magazine.

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 $15 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.
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