Call for Entries: 2019 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award & Anthology
04 Mar 2019
Deadline: 31 March
The Jacana Literary Foundation’s (JLF) submissions for the eighth annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 5 to 31 March 2019.
This award and anthology are made possible through ongoing support and partnership with the European Union.
Up to three poems in any of South Africa’s official languages can be submitted via
the online entry form that will be put up on the Jacana website on 5 March 2019.
Entrants are encouraged to submit poems written in their mother tongue. Entries will close at 5 pm on Sunday, 31 March.
The work submitted is judged blind by a panel of four esteemed poets.
As in previous years, a longlist of the best entries received will be published in volume 9 of the anthology. A shortlist of three poets is selected from the longlist, and those finalists will be invited to attend an event in mid-October, where the winner will be announced and cash prizes awarded.
Cash prizes are awarded to the shortlist:
• 1st place: R6000
• 2nd place: R4000
• 3rd place: R2000
Visit the Jacana Media website for more details.