Submissions are currently open for the 2022 Luschei Prize for African Poetry, which seeks to recognize a full-length work of poetry written in, or translated into, English, by an African writer and published in the previous calendar year.
The initiative is under the auspices of the literary magazine African Poetry Book Fund (APBF)—who also run the annual Sillerman Book Prize, the Evaristo Prize for International African Poetry, and the literary journal Prairie Schooner.
Founded in 2015, the Luschei Prize is named after the literary philanthropist Glenna Luschei. Its past winners have included the South African poets Maneo Mohale and Koleka Putuma, as well as the Kenyan-born Ugandan poet Juliane Okot Bitek.
See Guidelines for Submissions below:
- 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.
- A standard edition is 48 pages or more in length.
- Only poetry submissions in English can be considered, but we welcome published works of translation for consideration.
- Self-published books and books published by the APBF and its African Poetry Series are ineligible.
Go here for the full details.