The 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets opens September 15th. The prize is awarded annually to an African poet who has not yet published a full-collection of poetry. The winner receives USD $1000 and book publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.
For information regarding eligibility, where to send, requirements, and previous winners please click here: https://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=2058#sillerman
Take a look at last year’s winner, Mahtem Shiferraw on her collection Fuchsia, which is out now and published by the University of Nebraska Press: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Fuchsia,677140.aspx