The annual Babisha Niwe Poetry Prize is open for submissions. All African poets who will not have published a full-length collection by July 2018 are eligible and encouraged to submit to the prize.

Only previously unpublished poems written in English will be accepted. Entrants are to submit five single-spaced poems in a Word document via the online portal. Each poem must be between 10 and 40 lines. There is no thematic restriction.

The longlist will be announced in June, while the shortlist will be released in July. The identity of the winner will be revealed during the 2018 Babishai Poetry Festival, to be held in Mbale, Uganda, between the 3rd and 6th of August.

The winner will receive 700 USD and a free chapbook publishing deal.

Deadline: May 26, 2018.