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The African Poetry Book Series

The African Poetry Book Series is the major feature of the work of the African Poetry Book Fund. Beginning in January 2014, the imprint will publish four new titles by African poets each year. In addition the series will publish every few years an anthology representing African regions, themes, and ideas. An Editorial Board made up of six gifted and internationally regarded poets will serve as the “Reading Board” for the series.

The African Poetry Book Series only accepts submissions from African writers. An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.

Of the four books published annually:

One will be a winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.
One will be a new and selected volume by a major African poet.

DETAILS

Classics

One book a year
A “New and Selected” volume or a “Collected Works” volume by a major living African poet will be published in the Series.

Contemporary

Two books a year
Two works of new poetry either “solicited or unsolicited” will be published in the Series.

First Book Prize

One book a year
The winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will be published in the Series.

Translation

One book every two-three years
A book of poetry translated from a non-European African language or from a European language will be published. The book has to be translated into English upon submission. Only solicited work will be considered. Queries welcomed.

Anthologies/ Poetics

One book every two-three years
An anthology of African poetry (regional, gender based, ecology as theme, sexuality as theme, etc.). Only solicited work will be considered. Queries welcomed.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions will be accepted from September 15th – November 15th 2012. Details to follow. For more details see.

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This entry was posted on October 18, 2012 by in Writer's Blog.
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