A prize of $1,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given annually for a first book of poetry by a black poet of African descent. Chris Abani will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee by March 16. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Cave Canem Foundation, Poetry Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.