What do Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Kim Addonizio, Michelle Tea, and Robert Olen Butler have in common?
1. They’re incredible, renowned writers.
2. They’ve all judged the annual Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction.
This year we’re thrilled to announce that Eileen Myles(“the rock star of modern poetry”)will judge Poetry, and Daniel Alarcón (a Granta “Best Young American Novelist” and one of the New Yorker’s ‘20 under 40’) will judge Fiction.
Winners in each competition will receive $1,000.00 each, blurbs about their work from the esteemed judges, and publication in the 2014 issue of Enizagam. Winners and finalists will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Enizagam’s editor.
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014, and the entry fee is $20. We are also accepting general submissions in fiction, poetry, and cross/multi-genre, fee-free. See submission page for details.
We hope to read your work!
The Enizagam staff
Eileen Myles was born in Boston (1949) and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her 18 books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. For The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’s a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.
Daniel Alarcón is author of the story collection War by Candlelight, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and Lost City Radio, named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. His fiction, journalism and translations have appeared in A Public Space, El País, McSweeney’s, n+1, and Harper’s, and in 2010 The New Yorker named him one of the best 20 Writers Under 40. Alarcón is co-founder of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language storytelling podcast, and currently serves as a Fellow in the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He lives in San Francisco, California.