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The Evaristo Prize for African Poetry Contest is ongoing. The Evaristo Prize for African Poetry is a USD $1,500 award given annually to ten poems written by African poets. The deadline for submission is November 1st. Eligibility The Prize is open to African writers. The prize is open to African poets who have not yet had a full-length  poetry book published at the time of submission. Self-published poetry  books, chapbooks, and pamphlets are...

Call for Submissions – House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature

The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature in it’s third edition is looking for radical, forward-thinking fiction and poetry that examines the future of our planet as it relates to Climate Change. The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature is looking for poetry submissions of up to three poems; and short story submissions...

The Society of Classical Poets 2021 Poetry Translation Competition($100 + Publication)

The Society of Classical Poets is accepting poetry translations for their 2021 Poetry Translation Competition. Poets are encouraged to submit poetry translations of poems from the romantic period or earlier. Good knowledge of the iambic meter is an advantage. Eligibility for The Society of Classical Poets 2021 Poetry Translation Competition Poets can be from anywhere in...

Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2022 /How to Submit ($1,000 + Publication)

The 2022 edition of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is currently open for submissions. This annual award is for African Poets who have not yet published a collection of poetry. Prizes: The winner of the 2022 edition of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is given USD $1,000 and publication...

The Nigerian Poet, Michael Akuchie, Wins 2019 – 2020 Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award

Author of the micro-chap “Calling Out Grief” (Ghost City Press, 2019) and a final year undergraduate student of English and Literature at the University of Benin – Michael Akuchie wins the Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award for 2019 – 2020 for his poetry manuscript, Wreck.  “Wreck features sharp language and images and a reaching towards God...

Kissing Dynamite Seeks Poetry Microchap manuscripts/ How to Submit (Prizes: $50 + more)

A literary magazine that publishes twelve poems each month, Kissing Dynamite now has a press. This year, the press released its very first publication, “Lifting Every Voice”, an international poetry anthology that also features works by some Nigerian poets, including Aremu Adams Adebisi and Adedayo Agarau. The press now seeks submissions of tiny poetry books...