Four prizes of $500 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 previous year. The awards honor books that depict the “cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.” Publishers may nominate books published in 2020 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, Hampton University, Harvey Library, 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton, VA 23668. (757) 727-5185. Gladys Smiley Bell, Chair.