A prize of $1,000 and publication in Obsidian, the literary journal of Illinois State University, is given annually for a group of poems. African-American poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry are eligible. Marilyn Nelson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit three poems totaling no more than six pages with a $15 entry fee by February 11. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Furious Flower Poetry Prize, Furious Flower Poetry Center, James Madison University, 500 Cardinal Drive, MSC 3802, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.