Chapbooks And Prizes


Poemify Publishers Inc. awards chapbook prizes and publishes three chapbooks (two poetry, one prose) in ebook format. Excited to publish with us? Read the guidelines below to determine the category that best fits you and your manuscript.

Our chapbooks are sold at Poemify Bookstore and Okadabooks.

Pengician Poetry Chapbook Series

(15 April–15 May)

In 15 April–15 May only, Poemify Publishers Inc. accepts unsolicited chapbook-length manuscripts from writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The Pengician Poetry Prize is designed to give aspiring poets the opportunity to self publishing their first chapbook at no cost. Our open submission period aims to advance the careers of emerging writers by printing their work in beautiful, hand-bound editions. Submissions are open to finalists, but not winners of Poemify Publishers Inc. prizes. One chapbook per year is selected by Poemify Publishers Inc. staff, more when our budget allows.

For details, visit the submission page.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi Prose Prize

(1 July–31 August)

The Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi Prose Prize is awarded annually to a chapbook-length work of exceptional fiction or creative nonfiction. The work may be in the form of a long story or essay or a collection of short pieces (60 pages max). Other than the page limit, the only formal requirement is that some aspect of the work explores life in Africa. Special attention is given to stories that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, social, religious, and political.

  • Open to writers at any stage of their career.
  • Winner receives a NGN 15,000 Cash Prize and a NGN 50,000 worth book publishing prize.

For detailsvisit the prize page.

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