A prize of $1,000 and publication by a participating press is given annually for a first book of poetry by a Black poet of African descent. The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection this year. Douglas Kearney will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee by March 9. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Cave Canem Foundation, Poetry Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.