The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will be granted to an African author who has not distributed a book-length verse gathering.
About the Award:
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is granted every year to an African artist who has not yet distributed a gathering of verse. The African Poetry Book Series is made conceivable through the liberality of donors Laura and Robert F. X. Sillerman, whose liberal commitments have encouraged the foundation of the APBF. In acknowledgment of their significant support of our work, Mr. furthermore, Mrs. Sillerman have respected the utilization of their name for the First Book Prize for African Poets.
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will just acknowledge “first book” entries from African authors who have not distributed a book-length verse gathering. This incorporates independently published books on the off-chance that they were sold on the web, in stores, or at readings. Journalists who have altered and distributed a compilation or a comparable accumulation of other authors’ work stay qualified.
An “African author” is interpreted as meaning somebody who was conceived in Africa, who is a national or inhabitant of an African nation, or whose guardians are African.
Just verse entries in English can be considered. Work made an interpretation of from another dialect to English is acknowledged, yet a rate of the prize will be granted to the interpreter.
No past or display paid representatives of the University of Nebraska Press or Amalion Press, or current personnel, understudies, or workers at the University of Nebraska, are qualified for the prizes.
Determination Process: The African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board, including Kwame Dawes, Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, John Keene, Gabeba Baderoon, and Bernardine Evaristo, will judge.
Estimation of Contest: The victor gets USD $1000 and book production through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.
Span of Contest: Manuscripts are acknowledged every year between September 15 and December first.
Instructions to Apply:
Poetry original copies ought to be no less than 50 pages in length.
The creator’s name ought not show up on the original copy. All sections will be perused namelessly. It would be ideal if you incorporate a cover page posting just the title of the original copy (not the creator’s name, address, phone number, or email address). An affirmations page posting the distribution history of individual lyrics might be incorporated, if craved. No application structures are important. Qualified journalists may submit more than one original copy.
While we have no particular organizing rules, we recommend sending your composition in Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point text style, single-dispersed. We additionally lean toward one ballad for every page, which means another sonnet does not start in agreement on which another finishes.
Application Deadline: first December, 2016
A champ will be reported toward the beginning of January, with notices sent presently.
Offered every year? Yes
Qualified Countries: All African nations
To be taken at (nation): Online
The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets acknowledges electronic entries ONLY. Click here or the catch beneath to submit by means of Submittable.
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Grant Provider: The African Poetry Book Fund