Africa Poetry Magazine accepts poetry, photography, and visual art submissions from everyone living in Africa. Scroll down the page for regular poetry submission guidelines.
Click the following links to read guidelines for the Africa Poetry Magazine Contest, and for photo and art submissions.
Africa Poetry Magazine Contest #1 –
Contest closes January 14, 2024
Visual Art and Photography Submissions
Africa Poetry Magazine is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network. Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions page to view current opportunities on the entire Network.
Africa Poetry Magazine is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.
Please prepare your submission carefully.
You must agree with the terms on this page to make a regular poetry submission to Africa 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 regular poetry submissions to Africa Poetry Magazine."
Submissions are open to all persons residing in Africa.
Submissions are open all year.
Submit one poem.
The poem must be titled. Untitled poems, if chosen for publication, will be given a title taken from the text of the poem, at the Editor's discretion.
Include a short biography no longer than 75 words. Provide links to social media artist pages and websites as applicable.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please withdraw your submission immediately if your poem will be published somewhere else first. Please note, a poem 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 15th to May 14th
Submission Period 2: May 15th to September 14th
Submission Period 3: September 15th to January 14th
You can make a regular submission to Africa Poetry Magazine only once per submission period. Poets 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 July 14th
Submission Period 2: Receive notice by November 14th
Submission Period 3: Receive notice by March 14th
Accepted poems will be published online in Africa Poetry Magazine. Poems will also be included in an online collection, Comet or Poetry World, and featured in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Submission Period 1: Published on September 15th
Submission Period 2: Published on January 15th
Submission Period 3: Published on May 15th
Copyright of the poem remains with the original artist.
Upon acceptance, the poet grants the publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first publication of the poem, as well as the right to republish the poem in Africa 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 (as is most likely), 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 poet also grants the publisher the right to publish parts 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.
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for regular poetry submissions to Africa Poetry Magazine."
- Biography (maximum 75 words).
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.
The entire submission 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 the following:
"Africa Poetry Magazine regular submission".
Send your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher, editor, and designer of Wax Poetry and Art, Africa Poetry Magazine, and other publications. He has been a poet and independent publisher since 2005, originally in Calgary, Canada. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, Canada.
Africa Poetry Magazine is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network.
- Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions Page to see all opportunities.
- Visit the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
- This website and all contents ©Kirk Ramdath and specified artists.