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The latest about Enizagam! Information about the contest, winners, deadlines, and more! This is where we write about things you’ll probably want to know about– be aware.


This year’s contest details and information! In a nutshell, we accept submissions of both fiction and poetry, and the best of each wil be awarded $1,000.


What is Enizagam? How do I submit? Where can I purchase copies? And other questions we often get. If your question isn’t here, you can always email us!


What is Enizagam? Find out who’s behind Enizagam, all of them high school students at Oakland School for the Arts.


Taiye Selsasi
Contest Judge, Volume 9
Taiye Selasi was born in London raised in Boston. She lives in New York, New Delhi, and Rome. Taiye writes stories, essays, scripts, and books. She also makes pictures still and moving.
Camille Dungy
Contest Judge, Volume 9
Camille Dungy is author of Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006). She is a two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award (2010 and 2011). Recently a Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University, Dungy is now a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University
Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket
Contest Judge, Volume 6
Daniel Handler is an author of books and other curiosities. He is most famous for writing “A Series of Unfortunate Events” under the pen name “Lemony Snicket”.
Nikki Giovanni
Contest Judge, Volume 6
Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Nikki graduated with honors in history from Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.
Robert Olen Butler
Contest Judge, Volume 5
Robert Olen Butler has published twelve novels and six volumes of short fiction—including A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Michelle Tea
Contest Judge, Volume 5
How to Grow Up * A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek * Girl at the Bottom of the Sea Sister Spit Books/City Lights * MUTHA Magazine* VALENCIA

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Enizagam is staffed and edited entirely by the teenage writers at Oakland School for the Arts, a public arts charter in downtown Oakland. The covers of all issues feature work by teenage artists. This is local, independent art at its finest—by supporting Enizagam, you’re not only supporting innovative new literature, but Oakland’s youth and arts education as well.