A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or resident, or whose parents are African. The prize is cosponsored by Prairie Schooner. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
African Poetry Book Fund, Sillerman First Book Prize, c/o Prairie Schooner, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Jamaica Baldwin, Book Prize Coordinator.