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USA Poetry Magazine - Submission Guidelines

USA Poetry Magazine publishes great poetry by poets in the USA and
around the world.

USA Poetry Magazine publishes the winners of the Poets of the USA
, which is open to submissions from residents of the USA.

This publication hosts the
US Poetry Contest, which is open to
international participants.

USA Poetry Magazine accepts regular submissions from residents of
the USA. Submissions are competitive as only one poem will be
published every four months. Continue reading this page for regular
submission guidelines.

Additional submission opportunities can be viewed on the
Wax Poetry
and Art Submissions page.

Poets of the USA Contest #2 - Open to everyone residing in the USA.
(Closes September 6, 2020).
USA Poetry Contest #2 - Open to everyone on Earth. (Coming soon)

Regular Submissions
Please read these submission guidelines carefully. You must agree
with the terms on this page in order to make a regular submission to
US Poetry Magazine. Your submission will be taken as proof of your
agreement and as such, no additional contract will be required for
publication to proceed. As such, you must include the following
statement in your submission: "I agree with the guidelines for regular
poetry submissions to US Poetry Magazine."

Submissions are open to residents of the USA. Submissions in a
language other than English must include an English translation.

Submissions are open all year round. Submissions are competitive as
only one poem will be published every four months. Submissions will
be divided into three periods; January 1st  to April 30th, May 1st to
August 31st, and September 1st to December 31st. From submissions
received during one period, one poem will be selected for publication
during the following period. When the poem is published, everyone who
submitted during the previous submission period will be informed on the
same day.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. However, please withdraw
your submission immediately, if your poem is to be published elsewhere.
Please note that poems 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Submit 1 original, unpublished, titled poem, along with a biography and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.

You can make a regular submission to
US Poetry Magazine once per
submission period.

Accepted poems will be published online in
US Poetry Magazine.
Eventually, poems may be collected into a free online book to be
published in the
Wax Poetry and Art Library, and / or a print book to be

The poet grants publisher Kirk Ramdath the right to the 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.

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

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
, 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

The poet 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 submission guidelines for
regular poetry submissions to US Poetry Magazine."
-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.

For the subject header of your submission email, use, "US Poetry
Magazine regular submission". Send your submission
by email to:

Send questions and comments by email to

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, and other publications. He has been a poet and publisher
since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His first book
Love in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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