It 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 upcoming deadlines 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 because I submit to a lot of contests and markets, 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 made it easier by grouping them here, but do your homework.
January 31st 2017 – Afriasout! (Visual) Artist residency – six weeks in September to October 2017. Go here for details.
February 1st 2017 – the American Philosophical Association is inviting submissions for its short story competition focused on Philosophy through Fiction. The winner of the competition will receive US$500 and publication in Sci Phi Journal. Eligible stories must be some form of speculative fiction and must explore some philosophical idea. There is no restriction on which philosophical ideas you explore. Details here.
February 1st 2017 – the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers supports emerging Black fiction writers and poets enrolled full-time in graduate and undergraduate programmes (including low residency MFA programmes but NOT online only programmes) in the US. You’re not eligible if you’ve published a book, through any platform. Submissions must be original and unpublished. More details here.
February 1st 2017 – CutBank is now accepting, for its print version, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions. Submit online only. Here’s where you go.
February 2nd 2017 – the U.S. Embassy is seeking proposals for the 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation from Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It funds preservation of cultural sites (such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites), cultural objects and collections (from a museum, site, or similar institution, including but not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs), or forms of traditional cultural expression (such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts). Applicants must be non-commercial entities, and be able to demonstrate the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. All eligible applicants must submit their proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the program and creating a valid proposal, visit here.
February 6th 2017 – the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize’s annual Challenge is open to Antiguans and Barbudans 35 years and younger. Details here.
February 15th 2017 – Breadloaf workshops offer financial aid and fellowships. Read more.
March 1st 2017 – ‘This is Who We are’ poetry contest
March 1st 2017 – Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize. US$1000 purse, US$20 submission fee. Details here.
May 31st 2017 – AGNI publishes poetry, short fiction, and essays. Read more.
May 31st 2017 – One Story is seeking literary fiction between 3,000 and 8,000 words, any style and on any subject as long as they are leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. Read more.
May 31st 2017 – Grain Magazine, an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists, is open for submissions between September and May ONLY. Get in there. Details here.
June 15th 2017 – Fiction’s reading period is open between September 15 and June 15, and advising no more than 5,000 words (but will read manuscripts of any length) – per the title, they don’t publish poetry. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged but do advise them if one of the pieces is accepted elsewhere. Submit by online submission manager or snail mail (only) but queries re the status of submissions or to withdraw a submission can be sent to email@example.com They do not accept submissions by email. See other guidelines here.
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