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African Poetry Book Fund

SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or resident, or whose parents are African. The prize is cosponsored by Prairie Schooner. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

African Poetry Book Fund, Sillerman First Book Prize, c/o Prairie Schooner, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Jamaica Baldwin, Book Prize Coordinator. psbookprize@unl.edu

africanpoetrybf.unl.edu

American Library Association

W. Y. BOYD LITERARY AWARD

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2020 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

American Library Association, W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, Governance Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601. (312) 280-3247.

www.ala.org/awardsgrants/wy-boyd-literary-award-excellence-military-fiction

Asheville Poetry Review

WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Asheville Poetry Review is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to give a reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Quincy Troupe will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee by January 15, 2021. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. (SEE RECENT WINNERS.)

Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.

www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Autumn House Press

RISING WRITER PRIZES

Two prizes of $500 each and publication by Autumn House Press will be given annually for a debut poetry collection and a debut book of fiction by writers who are 36 years old or younger. The winners will each also receive a $500 grant for travel and book promotion. Matthew Dickman will judge in poetry and Maryse Meijer will judge in fiction. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 80 pages or a story collection, novella, or novel of 150 to 250 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 15, 2021. The submission fee may be waived in cases of financial need. All finalists will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Autumn House Press, Rising Writer Prizes, 5530 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

autumnhouse.org/submissions/rising-writers-poetry

Before Columbus Foundation

AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS

Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year to recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” Submit two copies of a book (or bound galleys) in any genre published in 2020 by December 31. Anyone, in addition to writers and publishers, may submit nominations for the awards. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com

www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com

Beloit Poetry Journal

CHAD WALSH CHAPBOOK SERIES

A prize of $1,000, publication by , and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The editors will judge.

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