A prize of $10,000 is given in alternating years for a poetry collection or a novel by an author whose work “demonstrates a commitment to social justice in America and/or the world.” This year the award will be given for a poetry collection. The winner must also participate in a two-week reading tour of Missouri colleges, universities, and libraries. Submit a book of poetry published in 2022 or scheduled to be published in 2023 by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Kansas City Public Library, Maya Angelou Book Award, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. (816) 701-3683. Kaite Stover, Director of Readers’ Services.