Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Literary Awards

Deadline: 
December 31, 2022
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
E-mail address: 

Four prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by African American writers published in the United States in the current year. The awards honor books that depict the “cultural, historical, or sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.” Publishers may nominate books published in 2022 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines and a list of jurors to whom books should be sent.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Literary Awards, 433 Dare Avenue, Hampton, VA 23661. (757) 727-5185. Gladys Smiley Bell, Chair.