Enizagam is a literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and interviews by writers from all over the world.
Our content is comprised of submissions from writers living in the U.S. and beyond, as well as the winning and finalist entries of our annual contest: the Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction. Enizagam holds First North American Serial Rights. We accept general submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction year-round, with no fee. Give it your best shot—send us your best work. See General Submissions for guidelines.
ENIZAGAM's 2019 LITERARY AWARDS IN POETRY & FICTION
We are thrilled to announce the opening of contest submissions for the 13th issue of Enizagam!
Our poetry judge for this volume is Tongo Eisen-Martin. Eisen-Martin earned his MA at Columbia University and is the author of someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015), nominated for a California Book Award; and Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights, 2017), which received a 2018 American Book Award, a 2018 California Book Award, was named a 2018 National California Booksellers Association Poetry Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize. Eisen-Martin is also an educator and organizer whose work centers on issues of mass incarceration, extrajudicial killings of Black people, and human rights.
This year's fiction judge is Shanthi Sekaran, an educator and novelist known for such books as The Prayer Room and Lucky Boy. Sekaran is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of Arts and St. Mary's College of California, where she teaches creative writing.
Fiction submissions should consist of one short story up to 4,000 words long. Entries may be in any literary style, and address any subject, as long as they hook the reader by the eyes and do not let go. We do not publish novel excerpts. Submissions should include a brief cover letter including the author's name. Please expect a response within 4 weeks of the deadline. Winner will receive $1000 and will be nominated for the annual Pushcart Prize.
Fiction Judge: Shanthi Sekaran (Lucky Boy)
Poetry submissions may be up to ten pages long, with no more than one poem per page. Entries may be in any poetic form (including free verse), and address any subject, as long as they hook the reader by the eyes and do not let go. Submissions should include a brief cover letter including the author's name. Please expect a response within 4 weeks of the deadline. Winner will receive $1000 and will be nominated for the annual Pushcart Prize.
Poetry Judge: Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven is All Goodbyes)