The prize is open to African poets, defined as those who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.
Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.The Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and supported by the African Poetry Book Fund.
Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less.
Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.
Awards:- The winner will receive £3000.