African Poetry Book Fund

Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

December 1, 2023 - Check back on October 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by an African poet. Writers who were born in Africa, are African nationals or residents, or whose parents are African are eligible. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board will judge. English translations of works originally written in another language are accepted. 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 for African Poetry, University of Nebraska, 110 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Nicole Lachat, Book Prize Coordinator.