The Evaristo African Poetry Prize awards USD $1,500 to ten poems by a single poet.

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The 2023 Evaristo African Poetry Prize (formerly Brunel International African Poetry Prize) closes its submission window on the 1st of November, 2022. 

The Poetry Prize rewards a body of work of poetry by a writer of African descent. Now helmed by award-winning British writer, Bernardine Evaristo, and administered by the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF), the Poetry Prize aims to enrich poetry from Africa.

The Poetry Prize awards USD $1,500 to ten poems by a single poet.

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.

  (Read also: 2022 Toyin  Falola  Prize Longlist announced)

No past or present paid employees of the University of Nebraska Press or Amalion Press, or current faculty, students, or employees at the University of Nebraska, are eligible for the prizes.

No entry fee is required to submit to the contest.

The judging panel for this edition includes Gabeba Baderoon (chair), Tjawangwa Dema, and Tsitsi Jaji.

Evaristo African Poetry Prize
Evaristo African Poetry Prize

General Submissions

They accept electronic unsolicited full-length poetry manuscript submissions from published and unpublished African poets. To keep track of APBF calls for manuscript submission, please sign up for our newsletter here

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