Lengthy Poem Contest

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        and the 2024 Lengthy Poem Contest.

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!Winner is now announced!


We are most pleased to present our finalists
as they publish all April and into May,
followed by three days of Fan Voting.

The Song of Ishtar
by Blessings Oziama
posting daily from April 1st – April 12th

Reflections of an Ant-stronaut
by JL Maikaho
posting in its entirety on April 13th

The girl with the red stroller
by Ana Reisens
daily from April 19th – May 2nd

Fan Voting

May 3rd – May 5th
Winners Announced
May 6th (May Day)

Previous Lengthy Poem Contests:
Enjoy the Inaugural Lengthy Poem Contest
Enjoy the 2022 Lengthy Poem Contest
Enjoy the 2023 Lengthy Poem Conterst

Lengthy Poem Contest Guidelines
Meet the Lengthy Poem Contest judge, Paul-Newell Reaves

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Meet the Finalists 

Including an image of our poets’ favorite chair– a Defenestrationism tradition.



Blessing Oziama (she/her), a pharmacist and poet, lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
LinkedIn and Instagram: blessingoziama





JL Maikaho’s manuscript was a finalist in the 2022 Nigerian NewsDirect Chapbook Awards. She won the VC GSU award for Prose at the 2023 Northeast Festival of Literature, Culture and Creativity and was longlisted for Hafsat Abdulwaheed Prize(2023). JL is a SprinNG alumna, radio presenter, dog mum and photographer, writing from Gombe, Nigeria.







Ana Reisens is an emerging poet and writer. You can find her work in The Mud Season ReviewThe Bombay Literary Magazine, and The Four Faced Liar, among other places, and can follow her on Instagram at @anareisenswrites.