Sunday Submission: Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

Only poetry submissions in English will be considered. For more details on the Sillerman First Book Prize for African poets, visit their website   or email The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is taking submissions through December 1:
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is an annual prize that’s awarded to an African poet who has not yet published a first collection of poetry. However, translated works are accepted, with a percentage of the prize awarded to the translator. A winner is set to be announced in early January. The judges are made up of the African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board, which includes Kwame Dawes, Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, John Keene, Gabeba Baderoon, Phillippaa yaa de Villiers, Aracelis Girmay,   and Bernardine Evaristo. The winner receives $1000, and their book is co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ Majority of Spots in International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s 2017 Nadwa Go to Omani AuthorsCategories: poetry, submissions Previous winners include Sudanese poet Safia Elhillo’s   The January Children   and Somali-American poet   Ladan Osman’s The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony. There is no entry fee required, and manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long.