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.


May 25th 2018 – World Intellectual Property Day 2018 Competition – Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity – Essay (which woman in Antigua and Barbuda or in the Caribbean region has inspired you through their innovation and creativity::primary schools 200+ and secondary schools 800+ words) + Poster Design (create a poster based on the theme; a mixture of materials and/or original photos can be used) competition – competition entrants consent to the use of their entries for non-commercial purposes by the National IP Office, Scotiabank, Antigua Computer Technology Ltd., Directorate of Gender Affairs, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Prizes (primary – EC$600+ Radioshack tablet, EC$400, and EC$300::secondary – EC$600 + laptop compliments ACT, EC$400, EC$300) – Forms available at the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property & Commerce Office, Scotiabank & ACT & Directorate of Gender Affairs – For more information call 562-5440/462-0453/462-3146/562-5439 – drop off forms and entries at ABIPCO, Hewlett House on St. John’s Street.

May 31st 2018 – Bridport Prize – As well as cash prizes, all winners are published in the Bridport Prize anthology. Winners of the Peggy Chapman Andrews First Novel Award will receive mentoring with The Literary Consultancy – the UK’s first and leading editorial and manuscript assessment service. Read more.

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.

May 31st 2018 – The Moth Art Prize. Details here.

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

June 1st 2018 – Sapiens Plurum fiction contest. Details here.

June 1st 2018 – Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit journal run by editors from major publishing houses, seeks submissions of unpublished poetry, short fiction, and essays. The theme for the next issue is “Time”. Maximum 5,000 words per submission. This is a paying market ($250 per prose piece, $75 per poem). Editors say, “Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for articles and interviews from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike.” Submit.

June 5th 2018 – the UNESCO International Literacy Prize – The flyer says to fill in and submit the electronic application form at http://www.unesco.org/ilp/account via the concerned Member States through the National Commission for UNESCO – i.e. you need either an NGO or National Commission to support your application. More information re the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes at the June 17th 2018 entry below.

June 17th 2018 – Non Governmental Organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO are invited to submit nominations for this year’s edition of the prizes for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes which include the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prizes sponsored by the Republic of Korea and the three UNESCO Confucius Prizes for Literacy sponsored by the People’s Republic of China awarded each year to individuals, governments, and non governmental organizations in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the promotion of literacy and their meritorious efforts in this regard. It is strongly recommended that nomination files take this year’s theme (Literacy and Skills Development) into consideration, as well as the specific thematic focus of each Prize, which is “the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training” for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize and “literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women” for the Confucius Literacy Prize. The nomination process takes place online. Further information can be found here. Any enquiries with regard to the nomination process should be addressed directly to the Secretariat of the Prizes (Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development; Education Sector; phone  +33 1 45 68 08 59; email literacyprizes@unesco.org). Member states can also propose up to three nominations for the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy and up to two nominations for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize in consultation with the National Commission for UNESCO. You cannot self-nominate.

June 30th 2018 – Digging Press Chapbook Series fiction and poetry contest. Details here.

June 30th 2018 – Glimmer Train – short story competitions – emerging writers are welcome in ALL categories, but this category (the New Writers Contest) is exclusively open to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.) Most entries run from 800 – 4000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome. PRIZES •1st place wins $2500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies. •2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies. •3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies READING FEE: US$18 per story. Read more.

October 2018 – USA/Fulbright Masters/PhD Scholarships. 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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