Sawti Poetry Prize | Tuzo Ya Ushairi Ya Sawti
3 Categories 3 Winners £500 Prize Each
The Sawti Poetry Prize is open!
The project organisers welcome submissions in the following languages; English, Arabic, and Kiswahili. This prize is a contribution towards efforts to engage with local and diasporic East African writers. To participate, poets are asked to respond to the following brief:
‘Poetry as Preservation’ – Exploring poems that seek to identify, rework and archive narratives of preserving a life, a language, a memory, a history or a practice.
The prize is open to poets born or are a national of the following East African countries (this also extends to poets whose parents are born or are a national of these countries):
Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Sudan, Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Réunion, Mayotte.
The submission is for 3 poems for any (language) section of the prize. These may have been published before, though the prize is not open to poets who have published a full-length poetry collection (chapbooks not included).
Find out much more about the prize and its judges here: https://sawti.co.uk/poetry-prize/
Please read the rules carefully to ensure your submission meets the guidelines and is accepted for consideration. You can read the guidelines here
Send your poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is 10 August 2019.
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Founded by Sumia Jaama and Momtaza Mehri. Sawti is funded and supported by the ‘British Council’s East Africa Arts’ Programme.