Maya Angelou Book Award
Deadline April 1 (must be received by this date), formerly March 31. Highly Recommended free contest from the Kansas City Public Library gives $10,000 prize to a US author age 18+ whose published work "demonstrates a commitment to social justice and diversifies contemporary American literature". Genre alternates between poetry and fiction. 2024 contest is for a work of fiction published the previous year or scheduled for publication by November of this year. Winner will participate in a two-week book tour of Missouri colleges, universities, and libraries. Publisher must complete the online entry form and upload an electronic copy of the book via the submissions portal on the sponsor's guidelines page or mail five hard copies of the book.
Published: January 16, 2024