A prize of $1,000 and publication in Obsidian, the literary journal of Illinois State University, is given annually for a group of poems. The winner also receives accommodations and a $500 honorarium to give a reading at James Madison University. Poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry are eligible. Kei Miller will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit three poems exploring Black themes totaling no more than six pages with a $15 entry fee by February 10. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Furious Flower Poetry Center, Furious Flower Poetry Prize, James Madison University, 500 Cardinal Drive, MSC 3802, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.