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Poemify is accepting submissions for Pengician Poetry Chapbook Prize. Pengician Poetry Chapbook Prize is an annual competition designed to give aspiring poets the opportunity to self publishing their first chapbook at no cost.


The contest will open on 1st January and close at 11:59 PM PST on February 14th!


This competition is open to writers ages 18+ from Africa.

Manuscript Eligibility

Open to all previously unpublished, chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry (loosely defined) written in English. Manuscripts that contain previously published poems are eligible, so long as the manuscript is unpublished as a collection.

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We value energy and voice and force, work that crosses borders or tear down walls of partition, work that questions and evoke thoughts, work that thrill, induce tears and tickle at the same time, work that lives in the world, work with uneasy fingers and a half-empty stomach. We love to think that poetry is and ought to be part of our everyday lives and culture; give us your best of these. Click here for submission guidelines.

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