Contest Judge - Praxis 2016 Poetry Anthology

POETS! Get out your pens and get ready to send in your submission to Praxis Magazine Online’s first annual poetry contest anthology. Details below:

Why: We appreciate the ongoing support and interest of our Praxis Magazine Online email subscribers, and want to offer them exciting exclusive contest in the form of the very best poetry we can find.

What: An annual poetry contest. The best poems, as selected by our judge, will be included in a PDF anthology. This PDF will be exclusive content available only to current and new subscribers to Praxis Magazine Online’s email list — if you aren’t already signed up, don’t miss the change to do so. We’ll be reading for the contest during 2016, and the resulting anthology will be available to all those who subscribe to our email list beginning in January 2017.

When: We will accept contest entries between October 1 and October 31, 2016. We will provide a long-list to the contest judge on November 15, and those selected for inclusion in the anthology will be notified by the end of the year, and the names of the poets and poems will be announced on the Praxis Magazine Online website. Early in January 2017, the digital anthology will be made available to all new and existing Praxis Magazine Online email subscribers, and we’ll open for contest entries for the following year’s anthology again next October.

How: FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES!!! Send up to four poems in the body of an email (no attachments) to Be sure to include a brief bio statement in the email. The subject line of your email must say “2016 Contest Entry” — only submissions that adhere to these guidelines will be read.

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Who: Each year’s contest will be judged by one of the authors in the Praxis Magazine Online digital poetry chapbook series. We are delighted to announce that JK Anowe (author of The Ikemefuna Tributaries, Epistle 1: a parable for paranoia) has agreed to be the final judge for our 2016 contest. JK Anowe is a 2015 recipient of the Festus Iyayi Award for Excellence in poetry, University of Benin. Poems have appeared in Enkare Review, Brittle Paper, Gnarled Oak, Expound Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, African Writer, and elsewhere. His chapbook, a parable for paranoia, the first in a trilogy, is available for download at Praxis Magazine Online, while the second, ije: poems away from home, is forthcoming, also from Praxis. He lives, teaches and writes (when he’s not consumed by wanderlust) from somewhere in Nigeria. Discover more about his thoughts on poetry by reading Chibuihe-Light Obi’s recent interview with him.


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