Thursday, September 24, 2015

Poetry Competition: Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

Deadline: December 1, 2015 

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is awarded annually to an African poet who has not yet published a collection of poetry. An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.

The winner receives USD $1000 and book publication through the University of Nebraska Press. No entry fee is required. 

Manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long. The African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board will judge. A winner will be announced in January.

For more information, please visit our website or contact the Book Prize Coordinator at:

psbookprizeATunlDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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