A $5,000 Pan-African poetry prize is now open for submissions:
The book prize — which has no entry fee — is run by the African Poetry Book Fund, in partnership with the literary journal Prairie Schooner. It’s designed to recognize African poetry written in English or translated into English, although the prize page makes no specific mention of how the translator is celebrated.
This year’s prize will be judged by South African poet Gabeba Baderoon.
To be eligible:
- Books must be submitted in the year after their publication, which means that books published in 2014 must be submitted for consideration between May 1 and October 1, 2015.
- The 2015 contest is open to any book of original poetry, in English, published during 2014 in a standard edition by a full-length collection of poetry written by any African national, African resident, or poet of African parentage with roots from any country…
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