The 2019 prize will open for entries from October 30th to December 12th 2018.
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.
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 is free.
The winner will receive £3000.
Please visit http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/ to learn more about the competition.