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The submission to the award is now closed.
We thank all the 127 writers who submitted.
The final selection of winners is expected by mid-July.
Questions: poeticapublishing@aol.com

1st Annual Miriam Rachimi Prize

Offered by Poetica Publishing


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, often even to herself.
The award, sponsored by her family, will be offered every year in her memory.


Micro chapbooks are collections of 10 poems. Chapbooks centered around a unifying theme will be given preference. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. We do not consider translations or simultaneous submissions. All entries will be read by the editors of Poetica Publishing. The award is open to all writers of any background or affiliation. 



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.


Up to five "Special Recognition" Award Certificates may be given.


Submission Period:

March 1st – May 31st, 2022


Submission fee:

$10.00 Per Entry

Selecting Editor:
Michal Mahgerefteh 


Final Selecting Editors:

Sofia M. Starnes

Jane Ellen Glasser


How to submit:


- Use the title of your micro chapbook as your document name.

- The manuscript should contain one poem per page, for a total of exactly 10 poems. 

- It should have a title page and table of contents page as well.

- Please use Time New Roman #11 point font. 

  Poems should be single-spaced, with double-space between stanzas.

- We cannot accept corrections after submission.

- All entrants will receive a copy of the winning poems.





All rights revert to the author after publication.

All entrants will be notified of the results.


Thank you!

The Editors