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Maya Angelou Book Award 2022 for Writers

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Applications are open for the Maya Angelou Book Award 2022. The Maya Angelou Book Award was founded in 2020 to honor the legacy of Missouri-born author Maya Angelou.

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  • one writer will win $10,000
  • conduct a reading tour of Missouri colleges, universities, as well as libraries
  • Also, be recognized in a ceremony sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, the University of Missouri, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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  • Entries must come from publishers. Authors may not submit their works independently.
  • Works with a publication date in 2021 or a scheduled publication date through November 2022 are eligible.
  • Also, entrants must be U.S. citizens and reside within the United States.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Entrants must be available for a two-week reading tour at partnering educational institutions in Missouri.
  • In addition, entrants must not be employees of a Missouri college or university that co-sponsors this award, or an employee of the Kansas City Public Library.

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Dates and Datelines

  1. Submissions open: February 8, 2022
  2. Submissions close: April 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CDT
  3. Announcement of winner: Fall 2022
  4. Book tour and ceremony: TBD


Apply here

Note that entries are not complete until the author sends an electronic manuscript or five print copies to the committee.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 April,2022
Fieldbook prize
Open to U.S. citizens
OrganizerKansas City Public Library
Contact the organizerhttps://kclibrary.org/contact-us



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