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Sillerman Book Prize for African Poets – Entries Due Dec. 1st!

Poetry submissions for the Sillerman Book Prize for African Poets are due by December 1st.

The contest is for a book-length manuscript of poetry (at least 50 pages), and there’s no fee to submit!  The winner will receive USD $1,000 and publication through both the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.  The contest is open to African writers who have not previously published a book-length collection.  (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.)

For full contest rules, submission guidelines, and to submit your manuscript, visit the Sillerman Book Prize website at

Authors have less than three weeks left to enter, and so far we’ve received fewer submissions than in previous years.  If you know an African poet who might be interested in entering, we also appreciate your forwarding them this e-mail.

Questions about the prize?  E-mail

Good luck, and thanks for reading!


Ian Rogers
Prairie Schooner
Publicity Associate
Department of English
University of Nebraska Lincoln


2 comments on “Sillerman Book Prize for African Poets – Entries Due Dec. 1st!

  1. Eddy Ongili
    November 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on wordsrevenge and commented:
    Get art it people


  2. Kadubai Blogspot
    December 6, 2013

    I would like to become a writer. I was very good in writing compositions while in School. I would appreciate should you provide me with information on maybe which school I can go to develope my skill & become a career writer. Thanks


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