Call for submissions: Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award & Anthology (Deadline 31 March)

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is pleased to announce that submissions for the ninth annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology is now open until 31 March 2019.

Up to three poems in any of South Africa’s official languages can be submitted via the online entry form on the Jacana website


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The work submitted is judged blind by a panel of four esteemed poets and a chair. As in previous years, a longlist of the best entries received will be published in volume 9 of the anthology. A shortlist of three poets is selected from the longlist, and those finalists will be invited to attend an event where the winner will be announced and cash prizes awarded.

Named after Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876–1932), the Award recognises the life and vision of this highly respected political and social activist.

Entrants are encouraged to submit poems written in their mother tongue.

Cash prizes are awarded to the shortlist:

  • 1st place: R6000
  • 2nd place: R4000
  • 3rd place: R2000

The deadline is 5 pm on Sunday, 31 March.

For more information, contact the Jacana Literary Foundation on

You can also find more here. 

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