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African Poetry Book Fund

GLENNA LUSCHEI PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETRY

A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a book of poetry by an African poet published in the previous year. Writers who were born in Africa, who are a national or a resident of an African country, or whose parents are African are eligible. Submit four copies (or unbound proofs) of a poetry collection of at least 48 pages published in 2019 by October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

(SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

African Poetry Book Fund, Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, University of Nebraska, 110 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor.

africanpoetrybf@unl.edu

www.africanpoetrybf.unl.edu

Alice James Books

ALICE JAMES AWARD

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $30 entry fee by November 2. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

(SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071.

info@alicejamesbooks.org

www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit

American Literary Review

LITERARY AWARDS

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in American Literary Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems, a story of up to 8,000 words, or an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Literary Review, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 311307, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203.

www.americanliteraryreview.com

American Poetry Review

HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE

A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book is distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Ada Limón will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor.

www.aprweb.org

A Public Space

A PUBLIC SPACE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS

Three six-month fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging fiction writers and nonfiction writers who have not published a full-length book. The fellows will work with the editors to prepare a piece for publication in A Public Space and will also have the opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and participate in a public reading in New York City. For fellowships from March 2021 to September 2021, using only the online submission system, submit a short story or essay of any length with a cover letter and a brief written statement between September 15 and October 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

(SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

A Public Space, A Public Space Writing Fellowships, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-8067.

general@apublicspace.org

www.apublicspace.org

Boulevard

NONFICTION CONTEST FOR EMERGING WRITERS

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for an essay by a writer who has not published a full-length book in any genre with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 8,000 words with a $16 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Boulevard, by September 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

(SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

Boulevard, Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers, 4125 Juniata Street B, Saint Louis, MO 63116. Jessica Rogen, Editor.

www.boulevardmagazine.org

Briar Cliff Review

WRITING CONTESTS

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than six pages or up to 5,000 words

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