CAAPP Book Prize

Autumn House is thrilled to announce our newest partnership with The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. This publishing partnership allows CAAPP and AHP the opportunity to publish and promote work by a writer of African descent.

The prize will be awarded to a first or second book by a writer of African descent and is open to the full range of writers embodying African and African diasporic experience. The book can be of any genre that is, or intersects with, poetry, including poetry, hybrid work, speculative prose, and/or translation. The winning manuscript will be published by Autumn House Press in 2021, and its author will be awarded $3,000.

The reading period opens on January 1, 2020, and is open until February 15, 2020. Please submit a manuscript between 48-168 pages.

Final Judge: Terrance Hayes, CAAPP Co-Founder, and MacArthur-winning Poet