we 5 Poetry Prizes You Must Not Miss ~ Naija Poets

  • The National Poetry Competition

This is awarded annually to any single poem written in English Language. The poet receives an award of £5000. This is open to any poet age 17 and above with a single poem worthy of competition. For detail on WHEN TO SEND, HOW TO SEND, then follow HERE>>>

  • The 2017 Book Prize

This is awarded annually for poetry collections. The winner receives $1000 and a free publication by National Poetry Review Press. This prize is open to any poet with a poetry collection numbering up to 45 pages and written in English language. For detail on WHEN TO SEND, HOW TO SEND, then follow HERE>>>

  • The Omnidawn First/Second Book Poetry Contest

This prize is open to any first/second book of poetry in English language. The poet receives an award of $3000, a publication of the book by Omnidawn Publishing, 100 free copies of the published book and extensive displayed advertising and publicity. For detail on WHEN TO SEND, HOW TO SEND, then follow HERE>>>


  • The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

This is awarded annually to a book published in the previous calendar year by an African poet. The author receives an award of $1,000. This prize is open to any book of original poetry, in English language, published during the previous calendar year in a standard edition of a full-length collection of poetry written by any African writer. For detail on WHEN TO SEND, HOW TO SEND, then follow HERE>>>

  • The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry


This is awarded annually to an African poet who has not yet published a collection of poetry. The winner receives $1,000 and book publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal. It only accepts “first book” submission from African writers who have not published a book-length poetry collection not excluding self-published books if they were sold online, in stores, or at readings. “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa. For detail on WHEN TO SEND, HOW TO SEND, then follow HERE>>>.

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LIST OF POETRY CONTEST WEBSITES

1. The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

2. Brunel International African Poetry Prize

3. Writing Contests, Grants & Awards | Poets & Writers

4. Mississippi Review Poetry Contest

5. Bayou Magazine's Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

6. Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

7. The Colorado Review Prize for Poetry

8. USA Gold Pencils Student Poetry Contest

9. The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

10. The Backwaters Prize

11. Black River Chapbook Competition

12. Grist's Pro Forma Writing Contest

13. Tethered by Letters 2020 Spring Literary Contest

14. Juxtaprose 2020 Poetry Contest

15. The Cossack Review's October Poetry Prize

16. Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

17. TIFERET Writing Contest

18. Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

19. The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

20. Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award