Poets of the USA Contest #2 - Submission Guidelines
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US Poetry Magazine & Wax Poetry and Art present,
Poets of the USA Contest #2

- This is a free contest. You must live in the USA to submit.
- This contest closes on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at midnight. The
winner will be published on or before Monday, September 21, 2020.
- This contest is a
Wax Poetry and Art Champions Cup qualifying event.
Click here to read information about the Poetry Champions Cup.

Description
US Poetry Magazine invites all poets living in the USA to submit to
the Poets of the USA Contest #2.

Submission Guidelines
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. Adherence to the
submission guidelines is now part of the review process. Participants
will receive email acknowledgement that their submission has been
received. Incomplete or improperly formatted submissions will be
disqualified at the beginning of the review process. Therefore, you
must ensure that you follow these guidelines carefully.

To send a corrected or new submission, simply send an entirely new
submission, prior to the submission deadline. Your previous entry will
be discarded and your most recent submission will be used for the
contest.

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.

Your email will be added to the
Wax Poetry and Art Email list. You will
receive only a few emails per year, and you can leave the list at any time
by replying to a message and asking to leave. To ensure you receive
messages, you may add "info@waxpoetryart.com" to your saved
email addresses.

You must include the following statement in your submission: "I agree
with the terms of the Poets of the USA Contest, and to be added to the
Wax Poetry and Art email list."

The Poets of the USA Contest #2 closes on Sunday, September 6,
2020.

This is a free contest and submissions are open to all persons residing
in the USA. Submissions in a language other than English must include
an English translation.

Use of indigenous languages in the poem is acceptable, as long as
English translations are provided.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. However, please withdraw
your submission immediately, if your poem is to be published elsewhere.
Please note that the poem you submit may not be simultaneously
submitted to more than one
Wax Poetry and Art submission stream.

Submit 1 original, unpublished, titled poem, along with a biography and
your mailing address (including street address, city, province / state,
country, and postal code). Include your social media information in your
biography, if applicable.

The maximum number of lines is 35, including line spaces and title,
which are counted as lines.

Winning the Poets of USA Contest #2
The winning poem will be published online in US Poetry Magazine
on or before Monday, September 21, 2020 . Please note, participants
will not be notified by email when the winner is published. The winner
will be contacted by email within a few days of publication with
additional information. To find out who won, and to read the winning
poem, visit one of the following web pages on Monday, September 21,
2020:
US Poetry Magazine
Weekly Poems

Use your smart device to set a reminder to, "Check the winner of the
Poets of the USA Contest on September 21, 2020."

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

The winning poet also wins one entry into the
Wax Poetry and Art
Champions Cup
, also known as the Poetry Champions Cup. Click
here to read complete details about the Poetry Champions Cup 2020.

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.

Every poem published in this and all
Wax Poetry and Art publications
qualifies for the
Wax Poetry and Art Readers Choice prize of $50 CAD.
When your work is published, share the link with your social network.
The poem receiving the most unique page views during the calender
year of publication, of all poems published on the
Wax Poetry and Art
Network
, will be awarded a prize of $50 CAD. Poems published after
December 1st will be included in the next year's competition. Please note,
the eight finalists for the
Wax Poetry and Art Poetry World Cup are not
eligible for this prize, as they will participate in their own Readers Choice
competition.

The winner 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.

The editor reserves the right to make whatever changes are deemed
necessary, at any time, to ensure that publication occurs. Unless an
error has been made, the editor's decision is final.

Submissions must include:
-Agreement statement: "I agree with the terms of the Poets of the USA
Contest, and to be added to the Wax Poetry and Art email list."
-Poem (titled, 35 lines maximum).
-Biography, maximum 100 words, including social media and www links,
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.

Use, "The Poets of the USA Contest" as the subject header of your
email. Send your submission by midnight of Sunday, September 6,
2020,
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 an artist
and arts activist since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Kirk
now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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