The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry is accepting submissions until October 2021. It is awarded yearly to an original full-length poetry collection by an African writer published in the previous year. The prize is worth $1,000.
Submitted books must be in English; translations will also be considered. Self-published books and books published by the APBF and the African Poetry Series are not eligible.
The prize, founded in 2015, is named for Glenna Luschei, a literary philanthropist, and is administered by the African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with Prairie Schooner.
Previous winners include amu nnadi’s through the window of a sandcastle, Rethabile Masilo’s Waslap, Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia. South African mangaliso buzani’s a naked bone is its most recent winner.
To submit, mail four copies of the book to:
The Glenna Luschei Poetry Prize
The African Poetry Book Fund
110 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0334.
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