We are delighted to share that The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is now open for submissions, and remains open until 01 December.
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 will receive USD $1000 and a book publication through the University of Nebraska Press.
Previous winners of the prize include Mahtem Shiferraw, Safia Elhillo, Ladan Osman, Bernard Matambo and the most recent winner, Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema.
- No entry fee is required.
- Manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long.
- The African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board will judge submissions.
- A winner will be announced in January 2019.
- The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets accepts electronic submissions ONLY. Please submit your work via this link
Deadline: December 1, 2018
For more information, please visit the African Poetry Book Fund
You can also contact the Book Prize Coordinator if you wish, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information about the prize and submission details again here