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.
July 30th 2017 – Broken Pencil Zine Awards – CDN200 prize to the winner. Find out how to submit your zine or make a nomination, here.
July 31st 2017 – The Foyle Young Poets Award is open to 11 to 17 year olds worldwide. Enter here.
August 19th – 23rd 2017 The deadline for submission of abstracts has passed but not the date for CARIFESTA. As I’ve written before, publicly, I have no idea how the Antigua and Barbuda delegation to CARIFESTA is selected or how, when, or if interested artists (much less writers) are given the opportunity to register their interest in participating, though we typically take a very large delegation. However, if you have the interest and the money to take yourself there, and it’s relatively close this time (with Barbados as the host country), there’ nothing stopping you. Here’s the link to the CARIFESTA website.
August 1st 2017 – Epiphany is offering US$100 per fiction including graphic lit and US$30 per poem. Read more.
August 31st 2017 – Reflex Quarterly International Flash Fiction – comes with cash prizes, requires a submission fee (so do your research); online submission form here.
September 2017 (publication date, not the submission date) – Anansesem is accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art on the theme of Love. Read more.
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September 28th 2017 – The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is open to writers at all levels, internationally, has no entry fee, and comes with a 30,000 pound purse for the winner. It goes without saying that it’s very competitive. Here are the details.
September 29th 2017 – Antigua and Barbuda National Awards nominations. Details here: Call-for-2017-Nominations
September 30th 2017 – Consequence is now accepting submissions for a special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. Paying market. Details here.
September 30th 2017 – Terras Guada Wineries invites designers from around the world to participate for 16,000 Euros in the 2017 Biennial Poster Design Francisco Mantecón Competition. Read details: PR – INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL POSTER DESIGN – FRANCISCO MANTECON COMPETITION 2017
June 1st 2017 – November 1st 2017 – Reed will accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. There is a reading fee…but also the possibility of winning a prize. Read more.
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