Opportunities Too

The Opportunities page was getting a bit busy so I decided to start fresh. However, I recommend visiting the original page for publisher, contest, award, project etc. information and for some tips/advice on submitting/applying. This includes information re protecting your work – links to articles like this one. I won’t repeat it all here but it’s still relevant.

This page will be dedicated to links to upcoming deadlines (links only because it’s not usual nor practical to post all the details here, also for crediting purposes) and fresh content will be added (and stale content removed) as time goes on. As a reminder, I research a lot of contests and markets, residencies and other opportunities because I submit to a lot of contests and markets, residencies and other opportunities, including some of these; I’m sharing because hopefully you’ll go for yours too.  Further reminder: I try to do research before posting and do so in good faith; still, I can’t vouch for them. These are just shares; Wadadli Pen aside, I have no stake in anything posted here and will bear no responsibility for whatever happens when/if you choose to engage with any of them. I’ve tried to make it easier by grouping them here, but do your homework.


March 12, 14, 19, 21 – Public Library – 6:30pm -7:30pm – Intentional Self-Publishing Workshop with Kimolisa Mings

March 31st 2018 – Save the Earth poetry contest – no entry fee US$200 prize – open to high school students across the globe. Details here.

March 31st 2018 – Caterpillar Poetry Prize. Details here.

3March 31st 2018 – Moko is inviting Carnival-themed  short stories, poems, interviews, essays, reviews of books, art, photography, and other types of visual media for its next issue. Check them out.

April 15th 2018 – University of Curacao and University of Puerto Rico’s Call for papers for the 2018 Volumes on the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean – including but not limited to articles based on papers to be presented at the 20th Islands in Between Conference in Curaçao in March 2018.  It’s an opportunity to share the exciting work that you are doing with other scholars worldwide. N.B. The paper will not be considered if the references and footnotes do not follow the guidelines. Only files in Word format will be considered. Papers may be written in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, or Papiamentu/o. Guidelines – Word file 5-15 pages; 13 point Times New Roman; A4 paper size; 1.15 interlinear spacing or single spacing; 1 inch margins on all four sides; bottom center page numbering. Send a very short bio (maximum 80 words) including email address and a digital face photo. Send to nickfaraclas@yahoo.com BY 15 APRIL 2018.  If we receive sufficient numbers of papers from you soon, we should have the books published by November. Guidelines for references: Family name of author; first name in full, for the rest initials only; year of publication in brackets. Title italic. Place of publication: Publisher. For articles in journals indicate which edition is used and the year of the original publication; if the edition used is a revised edition, give details. If it is an article in a book, please indicate editors. If the article is retrieved from the web, please give details. No references in footnotes. Footnotes should be avoided and used only to give explanations that don’t fit in the main text. If the text needs to refer to a publication, please do it as in the following example (please include page numbers): For brevity’s sake, I will refer the reader to works on these literary histories by Wim Rutgers (1996: 99-152) and myself (Van Kempen, 2003: 45). In the list of References one can find then: Rutgers, Wim (1996). Beneden en boven de wind: literatuur van de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij and Van Kempen, Michiel (2003). Een geschiedenis van de Surinaamse literatuur (2 Vols). (Commercial edition PhD dissertation). Breda: De Geus.

April 30th 2018 – Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $5,000 in prizes. Read more.

May 1st 2018 – OFID awards scholarships to international students for Masters programmes. See details.

May 1st 2018 – Bristol Short Story competition. Read more.

May 1st 2018 – the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction. Open to any writer who has not published a book of fiction, for a fee. Read more.

May 1st 2018 – Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Details here.

May 20th 2018 – Call for papers – 13th Annual Conference and Distinguished Lecture (August 16th -17th 2018) – the University of the West Indies Open Campus Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association, and the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy. Details re Call for Papers: UWI-ABSA Conference 2018 Call for Papers

May 31st 2018 – One Story is seeking literary fiction between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. Pay US$500 and 25 copies for first North American serial rights. Read more.

June 1st 2018 – Application deadline for the Hurston Wright Writers’ Week which takes place in Washington in the summer. Details here.

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, With Grace, and Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure; also a freelance writer, editor, writing coach and workshop facilitator). Excerpting, reblogging, linking etc. is fine, but PLEASE do not lift ANY content (images or text) wholesale from this site without asking first and crediting the creator of that work and/or copyright holder. All Rights Reserved. If you like the content here follow or recommend the blog, also, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. Thank you.

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One response to “Opportunities Too

  1. Reblogged this on Wadadli Pen and commented:

    Don’t miss the early April submissions periods…I won’t be.

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