Date(s) - 12/01//2016 - 02/16//2017
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize, sponsored by Furious Flower, judged by Patricia Smith. Open to poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry (excluding self-published collections and chapbooks). Submit a group of 3-5 unpublished poems, not to exceed 6 pages, in blind format. First prize $2,000, honorable mention $1,000. Winning poets featured at a public reading at James Madison University on April 17, 2017. Accommodations and a $500 travel honorarium will also be provided. Awards presented by Brooks’s daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely, after the reading. Winners notified in early March. Reading fee: $20. Submit online.