Two weeks left for Sanchez/Baraka Poetry entries

The deadline date has been extended to April 1 (postmark) for the inaugural Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka Prize in Poetry at the North Carolina A&T State University Creative Writing Program. Packets must be received in-house no later than April 4.

On the anniversary of the A&T Four Greensboro Sit-in Movement and the onset of Black History Month, we celebrate the courageous legacy of African-American literary achievement by
honoring the legacies of two literary giants. Their literary works and personal life energies have
been spent in service to the uplifting of black people worldwide and to the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for all oppressed peoples. Their scholarship, activism, and poetry have reminded the world about the sacredness of human dignity and the need to preserve it. We
are looking for poetry that seeks to honor the spirit of this tradition.

The competition is open to writers without regard to geographical region or previous publication
background. Winners to be announced April 28, 2011.

Poetry entries: (No more than 50 lines per poem, up to 3 poems per submission, any style.) Competition will be judged by a committee of poets and writers (should the entries not be up to our standards, we reserve the right to withhold the prize in a given year). The winner receives $250 and publication on the NC A&T web site. Applicants must write in English.

Please include the following per entry:

Four typed copies of unpublished manuscript (author's name must not appear on manuscript).

One cover sheet with name, address, telephone, email, line count and titles of poems.

$15 reading fee in check or money order, per submission, made payable to NCAT/CWP-Poetry

Writers can submit more than one entry. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.

SASE for acknowledgement of receipt of manuscript (optional).

Winners and honorable mentions to be published on web site.

Please mail your submission to:
Creative Writing Program-Poetry Prize, A427 GCB, NC A&T State University, 1601 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27411.

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