A prize of $1,000 and publication by Northwestern University Press is given biennially for a second book of poetry by a Black poet of African descent. Parneshia Jones and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon will judge. Submit two copies of a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee by April 17. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Cave Canem Foundation, Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.