The Sillerman First Book Prize For African Poets|$1000 Cash Prize– Pawners Paper

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is an annual award for African Poets who have not yet published a collection of poetry.

The Sillerman First Book Prize For African Poets|$1000 Cash Prize

THE SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETS



The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is an annual award for African Poets who have not yet published a collection of poetry.

Judges For The Sillerman First Book Prize For African Poets

The African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board includes;

  • Kwame Dawes
  • Chris Abani
  • Gabeba Baderoon
  • Philippa yaa de Villers
  • Bernedine Evaristo
  • Aracelis Girmay
  • John Keene, and
  • Matthew Shenoda


Entry Fee: None required.

Eligibility/ Requirements


All African poets who have not been published yet and is also a student of  University of Nebraska or is an employee.

However, past or present paid employees of the University of Nebraska Press or Amalion Press, or current faculty are not allowed to submit or participate in this contest. Also, published poets of book length poetry collection and self published poets that have sold their books online, in stores or at readings are not allowed to participate.

Submission Guidelines


All submitted poetry manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long

Author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript as all entries will be read anonymously

A cover page with only the title of the manuscript should be included and an acknowledgement page listing the publication history of individual poems may however be included.
Eligible writers can submit more than one manuscript if possible.

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All submitted manuscripts must be written in Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font, Single spaced.

One poem per page


Prize For The Winner

A cash prize of USD $1,000

&

A publication with the University of Nebraska Press

A winner will be announced in early January, with notifications sent shortly thereafter.

Deadline: December 1, 2020
 

For Further enquiry, check their official website


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