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Wax Poetry and Art Submissions

Visit this web page on January 15th, May 15th, and September 15th for important news and all submission opportunities on the Wax Poetry and Art Network. News is first. Scroll down for submissions.

The Poetry World Cup & Shakespeare's Pen

Wax Poetry and Art introduces two exciting new ways to experience, and to participate in, the excellent poetry being written all over the world. Introducing, the Poetry World Cup and Shakespeare's Pen

The Poetry World Cup

The Poetry World Cup is a new annual celebration of poetry around the world. The English language has spread across the world. As well, the adoption of English as a second language by people in many countries means that the widest variety of humans belongs equally to a shared artistic tradition, poetry.

The inaugural Poetry World Cup will happen right here in Wax Poetry and Art on January 15th, 2025. The most-read poems from eight countries published on the Wax Poetry and Art Network in 2024 will be assembled into the Poetry World Cup 2025 Collection. These poems and their poets will represent their nations in the Poetry World Cup. A reading period will commence.

This is not a critical competition. The selected poems are already published and pre-confirmed to be excellent. This is a celebration of the vibrancy and internationality of poetry, and of all eight Poetry World Cup Finalists. The Poetry World Cup Champion will be the nation whose poem is the most read during the reading period. The winning nation and poet will be announced on May 15th, 2025.

Poetry World Cup Qualification

Retroactively to January 2024, all single poem submissions published in any Wax Poetry and Art publication are automatically entered into the Poetry World Cup for consideration as one of the eight Finalists.

Shakespeare's Pen

Shakespeare's Pen is a symbol of poetic excellence. Shakespeare's Pen is a cultural inheritance from the past to the future. One day, perhaps centuries from now, another name will eclipse the great Bard. The English language no longer belongs to one culture or one nation. The English language belongs to everyone who speaks it, across many cultures and nations, equally. Therefore, the next Shakespeare, whoever they are, can live and write, anywhere.

Poets will compete in the Shakespeare's Pen Contests. The winners will be published in an online collection. One poem and poet will be chosen as overall winner.

Shakespeare's Pen is a spotlight that shines on a country's poets. The winning poet, like Arthur pulling Excalibur out of the rock, claims the right to wield the spotlight of Shakespeare's Pen. Along with gaining the personal honour of wielding Shakespeare's Pen, the winning poet claims the Shakespeare's Pen Magazine for their country, exclusively, for a full calendar year. Thus, the Wielder of Shakespeare's Pen provides a service to their nation by creating actual publishing opportunities, exclusively for poets in their home country.

Shakespeare's Pen Contests – September 15th, 2024

Return to this web page on September 15th, 2024 to get more information and participate in the Shakespeare's Pen Contests. These contests will determine which country's poets will be awarded the exclusive opportunity to be published in Shakespeare's Pen Magazine in 2026, the first year of publication.

Submissions

The Wax Poetry and Art Network comprises numerous publications that publish primarily poetry, but also photography, visual art, and fiction.

Visit the About page and read the Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy.

Scroll down to view all opportunities and an alphabetical list of publications in the Network.

Comet and Poetry World Collections

Wax Poetry and Art collects new poems into two collections, Comet, and Poetry World. To ensure that both collections have a regular influx of new poetic voices, a points-based system will decide how publications move back and forth between collections.

Comet and Poetry World Rankings
Click here to view current rankings.

Wax Poetry and Art Magazine Submissions

Enter the following contests to be included the issue of Wax Mag that will be published on January 15th, 2025.

Wax Poetry and Art Poetry Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Featured Poet Contest
Submissions are open to everyone published in a Wax Poetry and Art publication between September 1st, 2021, and today's date.

Wax Poetry and Art Socially Engaged Poetry Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Under 25 Poetry Contest
Submissions are open to all persons under 25 years of age. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Haiku Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Three Haiku Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Photo Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Wax Poetry and Art Visual Art Contest
Submissions are open to everyone. Submissions close September 14th, 2024.

Comet Contests

The winners of these contests will be collected in the issue of Wax Poetry and Art Magazine that will be pubilshed on on January 15th, 2025. Contests are listed alphabetically by publication name.

Africa Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in Africa.

Axil Poetry and Art Poetry Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone under 25 years of age.

Canada Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in Canada.

Dublin Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Edmonton Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in North and South America.

Eleventh Transmission Poetry Contest
Accepts submissions of socially engaged poetry, taking into consideration the widest possible definition of socially engaged. Submissions are open to everyone.

First Nations Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Canadians; Native Americans; and Indigenous people from around the world.

India Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissionsfrom everyone living in India.

Montreal Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in the Canadian province of Quebec.

NYC Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in the Northeastern United States. This includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Vancouver Poetry Magazine Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone living in the Pacific Northwest. This includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the United States, and British Columbia and The Yukon in Canada.

Wax International Poetry Contest
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone.

Wax Poetry and Art Network (List of Publications)

Some of the 30+ publications accept submissions from everyone, while others have a regional or topical focus. The genres of work published is indicated next to the publication title, listed alphabetically, below.

Most publications accept poetry. Click to view Photography, Visual Art, and Fiction submission opportunities on a separate page. To see a list of publications narrowed down by geography, click the following country and region names, listed alphabetically. Scroll down to see the full list in alphabetical order.
Africa
Australia & New Zealand
Canada
Europe
India
South America & Caribbean
USA
Outside Above Mentioned Regions

Publications in Alphabetical Order

Africa Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts poetry, visual art, and photography submissions from everyone living in Africa.

Angela Poetry MagazinePoetry
Angela Poetry Magazine publishes poems that spark joy. Accepts submissions from everyone.

Atlantic Canada Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Australia Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Australia and other regions of Oceania except for New Zealand. Persons from New Zealand may submit to New Zealand Poetry Magazine, see below.

Axil Poetry and ArtPoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts poetry, visual art, and photography submissions from everyone under 25 years of age.

Calgary Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Western Canada and the Territories. This includes the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and the Territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

California Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Western United States. This includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Canada Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Canada.

Caribbean Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Caribbean.

Chicago Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Midwestern United States. This includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Dublin Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Edinburgh Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Scotland.

Edmonton Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in North and South America.

Eleventh TransmissionPoetry Eleventh Transmission publishes socially engaged poetry that brings attention to important issues and provides meaning and hope. Submissions are accepted from everywhere.

Europe Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Europe.

First Nations Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts submissions from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Canadians; Native Americans; and Indigenous people from around the world.

India Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in India.

London Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone.

Montreal Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Canadian province of Quebec.

New Zealand Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in New Zealand and other regions in Oceania except for Australia. Persons in Australia may submit to Australia Poetry Magazine, see above.

Nigeria Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Nigeria.

NYC Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Northeastern United States. This includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Ottawa Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Ontario.

Phoenix Photo & FictionFiction, Photography
Accepts fiction and photography. Submissions are open to everyone.

Protest PoemsPoetry
Publishes poems that inspire us to remain resilient and hopeful in the struggle for a better world. Submissions are open to everyone.

San Francisco Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in California.

South Africa Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in South Africa.

Texas Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Southern United States. This includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Toronto Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Eastern Canada. This includes the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

UK Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the United Kingdom.

US Poetry MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the United States of America.

Vancouver Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in the Pacific Northwest. This includes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the United States and British Columbia in Canada.

Vancouver Island Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone.

Wales Poetry MagazinePoetry
Accepts submissions from everyone living in Wales.

Wax InternationalPoetry
Accepts poetry submissions from everyone.

Wax Poetry and Art MagazinePoetry, Visual Art, Photography
Accepts poetry, visual art, and photography submissions from everyone.

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