International African Prize for Poetry in English and Award up to 3000 Euros

Date limite : 30 nov. 2019

Bailleur de fonds: Brunel University London

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International African Prize for Poetry in English and Award up to 3000 Euros

International African Poetry Prize 2020 is now open for submissions.


  • Poets:
  1. The prize is open to African poets, defined as those who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.
  2. Poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published. Self-published poetry books, chapbooks, and pamphlets are exempt from this stipulation.
  3. People who have entered previously for the prize can re-submit again but it is advisable to re-submit with new poems. People who have previously been shortlisted for the prize, or won the prize, can re-submit but only with new poems and only after they have skipped one competition year since making the shortlist and/or winning. So if a poet was shortlisted in 2019, s/he cannot re-enter the prize until 2021.
  • Poems:
    1. Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.
    2. Poems must be the original work of the entrant.
    3. The poems may have been previously published or won previous awards.

Participation Rules: 

  1. Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less. There is no stipulation as to the content of submitted poems but no poem should exceed 30 lines in length.
  2. Each poem must have a title or a number.
  3. Poems should be single-spaced, and there is no stipulation regarding font type and size. Plus the entire submission must be written with black ink, no colors.
  4. Poems must be emailed in a SINGLE Word document attachment (not PDF) – with an index cover page that contains the entrants’ name, nationality, country of birth, full address including country of permanent residence, personal email address and telephone number. And submission document must be the name of the poet, not the name of the prize.
  5. Individual poems received as separate file attachments and poems sent within the body of an email will be automatically rejected with no notification to the poet.

About International African Poetry Prize:

International African Poetry Prize is a literary award aimed at the "development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa." The prize is sponsored by Brunel University and partnered by Commonwealth Writers, the Africa Centre, London, UK, and the African Poetry Book Fund USA. It comes with a £3,000 honorarium. The prize was founded in 2012 by British-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo, Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, in part to help introduce African poets to readers outside of Africa.

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