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.


Recurring – Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Jhohadli Writing Project – creative writing, writing for media, written communication, coaching, and more. Participate from anywhere. Go here for JWP details. – ETA Upcoming July 21st 2018 – new sessions of Jhohadli Writing Project Creative Writing Workshop Series and the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project will proceed in August if registration target is reached. Promo July August 2018

July 15th 2018 – Registration is now open for and classes begin (on the date noted) in the IWP’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer opportunities for interactive learning in creative writing and literature to unlimited numbers of participants around the world. MOOCs offer prerecorded video lectures provided by contributing authors, including IWP Fall Residents and University of Iowa professors; live and asynchronous discussion-based instruction provided by highly qualified teaching teams; reading and writing assignments; and inclusive community-based feedback. MOOCs are available free of charge to everyone who wishes to enroll; there are no registration fees or application requirements. Read more.

July 31st 2018 – The Writers’ Press is seeking work from older writers who have published at least one novel or story collection. Check it out and, as with all postings here, remember to do you due diligence.

July 31st 2018 – Submission call for Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Marlon James. Read more.

July 31st 2018 – Room magazine – submit your best poetry, fiction, CNF and visual art that explores magic in all its form. Read more.

August 1st 2018 – Pigeon Pages Flash Fiction contest – to be judged by Alexander Chee. The winning author will receive $250 and publication in Pigeon Pages. Two honorable mentions will receive $50 and publication in Pigeon Pages. There is a submission fee. Details here.

August 6th 2018 – Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition – open to new and established poets across the world. £1000 to winners. There is a submission fee. Read more.

August 31st 2018 – Reflex Fiction International Flash Fiction competition. Details here.

August 31st 2018 – Kindle Storyteller Award – Top prize 20,000 pounds. To qualify, entries must be enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select program online and made available for sale both as an e-book and in print exclusively through Amazon during the entry period. Details here.

September 18th 2018 – Princeton Arts Fellowship and the Hodder Fellowship. Details here.

September 18th 2018 – Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contests. More here.

September 30th 2018 – The Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award – Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract. No application forms are necessary. Entries for the competition should be postmarked between August 1 and September 30; packages must be postmarked by September 30. Announcement of the winners will be made early in the following year. More.

30th September 2018 – The Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize – offered through the people at Bocas. See details. Application Guidelines and Form: 2019-johnson-and-amoy-prize-guidelines-and-entry-form-FINAL

October 31st 2018 – Burt Award deadline. The Burt Award, sponsored by CODE, a Canada-based non-profit, is given annually to three English-language literary works for youth created by Caribbean writers, and illustrators. The winning title is awarded $10,000 and the two finalists each receive $2,000. Local Caribbean publishers are granted a guaranteed purchase of a maximum of 2,500 copies. These copies are then distributed to youth in schools, libraries, and community centers across the region. 2019 is the 6th year for this young adult literature award. To date, over 37,000 copies of award-winning YA novels have been distributed throughout the Caribbean to young readers (see these titles here on this site). This literary award and readership initiative recognizes excellence in Caribbean-authored literature for young adults, ages 12 through 18. Eligible manuscripts and books published between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018 must be submitted to the NGC Bocas Lit Fest no later than October 31, 2018. Read more.

October 2018 – USA/Fulbright Masters/PhD Scholarships. Details here.

February 1st 2019 – Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing – offers up to four months of unfettered writing time to a writer working on a first or second book. Read more.

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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