Dikembe Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Submit 18-30 pages of poetry.

Include, if applicable, an acknowledgments page.

Include, in the Cover Letter field, either a brief cover letter or brief bio.

We’re going to be reading your work blindly—so please DO NOT include any identifying information in your manuscript.

Simultaneous submissions are 100% fine. Please, of course, withdraw your manuscript if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Submissions will be accepted from October 8th-October 31st; we hope to announce results by early December.

If you elect to purchase a chapbook with your submission, please indicate which you’d like in the Cover Letter field.

Let us know any and all questions at dikembepress@gmail.com

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Dikembe Press