Furious Flower

Submission deadline - Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) was well known for her support of up-and-coming Black poets. This prize, celebrating the centennial of her birth, recognizes and seeks to continue her legacy by providing both recognition and financial support to emerging Black poets. The winner will receive $2000, and an honorable mention will receive $1000. Both poets will also be featured at their public reading at James Madison University on April 17, 2017. Accommodations and a $500 honorarium will also be provided. Winners will be announced in early March.

See our submission guidelines and instructions page for further information.

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