The Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2021


Published: Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Submissions open:
2 November 2020

Submissions close:
30 November 2020

Who may enter
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. 

Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.

The Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and supported by the African Poetry Book Fund.

Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less.

Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

The winner will receive £3000.

Competition website
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