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Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets to participate in Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8. This contest will consider the widest possible interpretation of socially engaged. For example, poems about social justice and environmental awareness are acceptable. As well, poems that explore human nature, and human connectedness. Submissions are accepted from all places on Earth.
Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8 is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.
Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8 Submission Guidelines
Please prepare your submission carefully.
You must agree with the terms on this page to submit poetry to Wax Poetry and Art Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8 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 Wax Poetry and Art Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8."
Submissions are open to everyone, everywhere.
Submissions close August 31st, 2023.
Free to enter.
The First Place winner receives recognition, publication in Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, and potential future royalties. There is no initial cash prize.
Submit one original, unpublished poem.
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed. Your poem may not be previously published and may not be under consideration elsewhere until you are notified of the results of the contest. You will be informed if you won, or did not win the contest, by October 31st, 2023. Please note, a poem may not be simultaneously submitted to more than one Wax Poetry and Art submission stream.
Include a short biography, no longer than 75 words. Provide links to social media artist web pages, if applicable. Long biographies will be truncated at the Editor's discretion.
Selection of Winner
Poems will be assessed by the Editor on the basis of artistic merit, quality of writing, and authenticity of voice. One winning poem will be selected: First Place.
The Winner will receive recognition and publication in Wax Poetry and Art Magazine. The Winner will be published on January 1st, 2024. Visit www.waxpoetryart.com or the Wax Poetry and Art Library on January 1st, 2024 to read the winning poem and other new content.
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 Wax Poetry and Art anthologies and collections, online and in print, without additional permission required.
If the poem is ever collected into a book or made available for sale in any other print format, the poet will receive a minimum 20% royalty. If the poem 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 poem is ever made available for sale in a digital format, a 50% royalty will be given, and shared as necessary. 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. Publication is perpetual.
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for Wax Poetry and Art Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8."
- Biography (maximum 75 words).
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.
- (Optional) Your phone number with country and area 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:
"Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #8 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, Eleventh Transmission, and other publications. He has been an independent poet and publisher since 2005. Kirk lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago.
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