Award: Winner receives $1,000, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in fall 2012, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading.
Final Judge: Patricia Smith.
Eligibility: African American writers who have not had a full-length book ofpoetry published by a professional press. Authors of chapbooks and self-published books with a maximum print run of 500 may apply.
Deadline: Reading period opens March 15, 2011. Manuscripts must be postmarked no
later than April 30, 2011. Manuscripts received after May 9, 2011, 5 pm, will not be
considered, regardless of postmark date.
Complete guidelines HERE.