Opportunities Too

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. Fair warning, I’ll be going for some of these as well. More important still: I try to do research before posting and do so in good faith; still, I can’t vouch for all. So remember do your own due dilligence; also read the submission and/or application guidelines carefully.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

December 5, 2016 – Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation 2017 Legacy Award is open to Black writers in American and across the globe. Read more.

December 10th 2016 – University of Iowa Press – the Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction – for a book length manuscript which, if successful, will be published by the University of Iowa Press. More here.

December 15th 2016 – The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” They invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. See potential topic areas and submission details here.

January 2nd 2017 – Glimmer Train is looking for stories about families of all configurations, any length up to 12,000 words. There is a US$18 reading fee per submission; and a US$2,500 for the winning story – with US$500 and US$300 going to the second and third runners-up, respectively. If accepted for publication, your story will receive US$700 and 10 copies of that issue. Details here.

January 4th 2017 (17.00 GMT) – The deadline for submission of preliminary application forms with supporting documents for Commonwealth Foundation grants – application period opens December 1st 2016. Details here.

January 11th 2017 – OCM Bocas Prize – submission deadline for books published between November 1st and December 21st 2016 – open to books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Read more: ocm-bocas-prize-2017-guidelines-and-entry-form & 2017-ocm-bocas-prize

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 bridgetowngrants@state.gov For more information on the program and creating a valid proposal, visit 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 fictionmageditors@gmail.com They do not accept submissions by email. See other guidelines here.

Date unknown – this one’s direct from the Wadadli Pen mailbox. Mr. Philippe Monfiston reached out to ask us to share with you his call for submissions.  He wrote: “My idea is to gather poems for two international anthologies, similar to This Same Sky, but with both the official language(s) and English translation from as many countries as I can receive submissions, two poems per country. The poets will be at least 10 years old and previously unpublished. The first anthology (tentatively titled My Wish for You) will be based on the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will choose a goal and use it to write about an issue that matters most to them, a poem that describes the world they wish to see; if the issue they find most important is not one of the 17, they are free to base their poem upon it instead. The second anthology (tentatively titled We Speak Light) is about the recent terrorist attacks and discrimination in Europe and elsewhere around the world. I thought poets could express their solidarity, speaking out against terrorism and racism, voicing fears, hopes, and concerns, etc. Even if certain countries have not experienced terrorism exactly, I wanted them to have a means to express their reactions, e.g. to structural violence or discrimination as fits their experience.” He requires that those submitting be 10 years or older (teachers do you see the possibility of setting this as a class activity?) and previously unpublished; that they specify in which anthology, they wish for their poem to be included (Those submitting to My Wish for You should indicate which S.D.G. their poem addresses or reflects). Participants are free to submit to both anthologies. Poems can be submitted in English and Mother Tongue with an English translation if other than English (for us, this means we can submit in English and Antiguan (the latter with an English translation). When submitting, indicate where you’re submitting from (country, city). Submissions can be emailed to  global.anthologies@gmail.com or sent as hard copies via snail mail (use the email address to inquire about the snail mail option if you need to). It goes without saying that submissions will go through a review and selection process, and not every submission will be picked. Don’t let that stop you if you want to do it, and don’t be discouraged if you don’t make the cut (I guarantee you your favourite writer has also suffered rejection). If you are selected, there will be terms of use and consent forms and other things to review, agree to and sign on to (if you’re happy with what’s being offered and wish to proceed) in due course – details not available as yet. Re compensation, that seems to be up to what arrangement can be worked out with the publishers – so details on that also not yet available. I wasn’t given a deadline but no time like the present, right?

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!, Fish Outta Water, Musical Youth, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, and forthcoming With Grace; 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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