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CHAPBOOK CONTEST: The Black Infinity Poetry Prize


Launched in 2010, the Black Infinity Poetry Prize is named in honor of Adele V. Holden, born on Maryland’s segregated Eastern Shore, educated at Johns Hopkins under Elliott Coleman, devoted English teacher.  She taught for many years at Dunbar High School and the Community College of Baltimore.  Through her art, career, and life, Adele promoted equal rights while shaping the minds of young people. Prize recognizes African-American poets under 40 not previously published in book-length form. 

Confirmed Judges: Kwame Alexander and Nikki Giovanni, Ethelbert Miller, Afaa Michael Weaver

Series Editor: Reginald Harris

Send $20 entry fee and manuscript of 30 to 40 pages of poetry with table of contents, acknowledgments, and two coversheets (one with name, title, mailing address, daytime phone, and email address and one with title only) to:

Black Infinity
c/o CityLit Project
120 S. Curley Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

All submissions must be postmarked before February 1 (annually). Winner receives publication by CityLit Press, $250, and 25 copies. Reginald Harris is series editor and judge for the inaugural award.

Please read the complete guidelines by clicking on the link below.
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