The Brunel International African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its sixth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and supported by the African Poetry Book Fund
Rules & Dates
The 2020 prize opens for entries from Nov. 4th to Nov. 30th 2019. The shortlist is announced in March & the winner in May 4th 2020.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – the Prize rules sometimes change from year to year.
Rules for 2020: General
- The prize is open to African poets, defined as those who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.
- The prize is open to African poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published. Self-published poetry books, chapbooks and pamphlets are exempt from this stipulation.
- Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.
- The prize opens for submissions from October 1st 2017 to December 1st 2017. Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less. There is no stipulation as to the content of submitted poems but no poem should exceed 30 lines in length.
To be submitted to BUAPP@brunel.ac.uk
For more information, visit https://www.africanpoetryprize.org