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. You can also find relevant information for writers and artists on the Resources page.
This page will be dedicated to links to upcoming deadlines (links and a brief 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. So, check back. 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 am a working writer. 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 every link. 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.
Finally, if you’re looking for writing and publishing related services (including writing, editing, and one-on-one writing, communication, and literature coaching and tutoring), here’s a link re my services, my workshops, and a breakdown of some of these services available from me and others in Antigua and Barbuda.
October 22nd 2021 – INET Heroes Award nomination deadline. The Antigua and Barbuda public is invited to nominate someone they think goes above and beyond to enhance the lives of the people around them. Email email@example.com for a nomination form.
October 30th 2021 – Bocas Workshop – from short story to novel with Sharma Taylor –
For writers at all levels! ✍🏾 📖 For many budding writers, making the leap from a 10-page short story to a 200-page novel can be daunting. That’s a transition Sharma Taylor had to make, as she completed her debut novel and secured a two-book publishing deal. She shares her insights and experience in transferring the craft and technique of short-form fiction to a successful novel, and building your career as an emerging writer. ***This workshop is the first of a two part series to be completed in early 2022. Click here to sign up.
October 31st 2021 –
October 31st 2021 – Sharma Taylor Writes has offered a discount for anyone registering before this date – details here: For Joanne C Hillhouse – Sharma Taylor Writes – Information on 1 on 1 book coaching program
November 1st 2021 – Commonwealth scholarships tenable in the United Kingdom from September/October 2022. Apply online (or through the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Creative Industries to December 3rd 2021).
November 1st 2021 – Commonwealth Short Story Prize – Shortlist to be announced April 2022, Regional winner May 2022, and Global winner June 2022. Submission details here: Commonwealth Writers Short Story comp details
November 2nd 2021 – British Chevening Scholarship application deadline. Details here.
November 15th 2021 – PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers – editors of literary magazines, journals, or cultural websites can submit debut short stories. Details here.
November 22nd 2021 – Boynes Emerging Artist Award. Details here.
June – November 2021 – Bocas Lit Fest Workshops. workshops-guide-june-november-2021 & Also find out how (and why) to become a Friend of Bocas. Thanks to Bocas for being a 2021 Wadadli Pen Patron, providing access to some of our finalists to the workshops and, to our winner, the Friend of Bocas benefits.
December 3rd 2021 – Commonwealth Scholarship – deadline for applications being submitted through the Ministry of Education in Antigua and Barbuda. Scholarships are tenable in the United Kingdom from September/October 2022.
December 31st 2021 – Call for submissions to The Caribbean Writer Volume 36 – theme: Disruption, Disguise, and Illuminations. Submissions eligible for one of several prizes. Submit via the online portal. Also seeking art work to grace the cover and interior sections. Those interested in having their artwork considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as png or jpeg files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.). Graphic poetry or narratives are not solicited or accepted. More details here.
January 31st 2022 – William Saroyan International Prize for Writing – Works of fiction (novels, short story anthologies, or drama) or non-fiction (biography, history, or memoirs) by authors from around the world and first published during 2020-2021 are eligible for consideration. Authors who have published four or more books will not be considered new and emerging. There is a US$50 non-refundable fee. Additional eligibility guidelines and entry details here.
March 31st 2022 – Island Voices Caribbean Contemporary Classics Short Story Prize – a new writing competition from Hatchette UK and Hodder Education that aims to discover and showcase unpublished writers from the Caribbean or of Caribbean descent. The winning shortlist will be published in an anthology and the overall will receive a 1000 pound cash prize. To enter, submit a story of any topic, genre, style between 2,000-5,000 words, and an introduction to your writing. Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org – read more here.
As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is researched and 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.