The Miriam Rachimi Chapbook Prize is named after a young poet from New York who enjoyed writing short poems on postcards and mailing them to family and friends, and so often even to herself. This award will be offered annually in her memory, sponsored by her brother, Shahpor (Ben) Mahgerefteh. Thank you!
The prize is awarded once a year to a writer for a micro chapbook. Books centered around a unifying theme will be given preference. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not in books or chapbooks. The collection as a whole must be unpublished. No simultaneous submissions. We do not consider translations. All entries will be read by the editors of Poetica Publishing.
First Place: $150.00 Second Place: $100.00 Third Place: $50.00
*If three manuscripts are selected, the editors will consider
releasing a chapbook collection for the three winners.
March 1st – May 31, 2022
$10.00 Per Entry
Final Selecting Editor:
Sofia D. Starnes
How to submit:
Include in your cover letter a brief bio and a list of acknowledgments for previously published poems.
Please use the title of your micro chapbook as your document name.
Micro chapbooks should be exactly ten (10) poems. Each page should contain one poem.
Manuscripts should include a title page and table of contents page (number the pages).
We cannot accept corrections after submission.
Please use Time New Roman #11 point font.
All entrants will receive a copy of the winning poems.
All rights revert to the author after publication.
All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission,
after the submission period.
Poetica Magazine: Contemporary Jewish Writing Created in 2002 by Michal Mahgerefteh