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Submissions are open for the 2024 Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Book Prize
Submissions for the 2024 Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) Book Prize are now open through Feb. 15.
Founded in 2020, the CAAPP Book Prize is a publishing partnership between the University of Pittsburgh center and Autumn House Press. It is awarded annually to a first or second book by a writer of African descent and is open to the full range of writers embodying African, African American and African diasporic experiences.
The winning manuscript will be published by Autumn House Press and its author will be awarded $3,000. This year’s final judge is aracelis girmay, who is the author of three books of poems, for which she was a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Her most recent work is the chapbook “and was a flower,” made in collaboration with book artist Valentina Améstica. girmay is on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund and teaches at Stanford University.