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.


November 28th 2018 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (in Canada) has announced a spoken word retreat for next March. Check it out.

November 30th 2018 – Digging through the Fat. Details.

November 30th 2018 – This one is not for writers; it is an opportunity for young Antiguans and Barbudans: The Williams Grant Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce YEAR 2(2018) of the CSEC/CXC Grant at the Clare Hall Secondary School.
If you have or know anyone who has a child, friend or family member who:
o Attends the CHSS
o Is in 5th Form
o Is an athlete
o Is/was a member of a school sports team
o Is/was a member of a community sports team
Encourage them to APPLY APPLY APPLY!!!
The grant will offset the cost of CXC subjects for 2019 up to $500. Applications are available at the school or can be downloaded by clicking on the link: https://www.dropbox.com/…/WG%20Scholarship%20Foundation%20A…
Closing date for submission: 30th November 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity!
We wish to congratulate the YEAR 1 (2017) recipients:
(1) Mr. Akanni Thomas who had 8 passes at CXC and is now at the Business Department of Antigua State College
(2) Mr. Ishamael Peters who had 7 passes at CXC and is now at the A-levels Department of Antigua State College; and
(3) Mr. Raevani Baptiste who had 7 passes at CXC and is now at the Business Department at the Antigua State College.
The Williams Grant Scholarship Foundation
“Creating Opportunities Through Education”

December 14th 2018 -The Halo Foundation Christmas Car Competition 2018 – CATEGORIES FOR JUDGING:
• 7 – 9 years old
• 10 – 12 years old
• 13 – 15 years old
• 16 – 18 years old –
Winners in each of the categories for judging will receive a prize of $250 plus art supplies in order to encourage continued creativity.
First Runners-Up will receive a prize of $200
Second Runners-Up will receive a prize of $150
The student who has submitted the overall winning entry will receive a trophy.
The school of the overall winner will also be the recipient of a trophy.
Each child who has submitted an entry will receive a certificate of participation from the Halo Foundation, Inc.
• Applicants must be based in Antigua and Barbuda.
• Applicants must be within the ages of 7 to 18 years old.
• Artwork must be “CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS” -THEMED and created without the assistance of an adult.
• Only ONE piece of artwork per applicant may be submitted.
• Applicants must use any size of appropriate art paper and their own choice of art medium.
• ALL applicants must write the following information (in capital letters) on the back of their artwork: Child’s Name, School Name, Email Address (of parent/guardian/teacher), Telephone Number and Age.
• Artwork must be addressed to: Christmas Card Competition, The Halo Foundation Inc., c/o Govern ment House, Independence Avenue, St. John’s Antigua.
• No late entries will be accepted.
• The winning entries will be reproduced as Christmas Cards and may be printed for use as greeting cards by the Halo Foundation, Inc., for the organization’s own distribution.
Contact: The Halo Foundation Inc., c/o Government House Independence Avenue, St. John’s Antigua Email: Mikesha@foundationhalo.org

December 14th 2018 – The Hurston Wright Legacy Awards submission deadline for books from African diaspora. Submission details here.

December 31st 2018 – The Moth Poetry Prize. Details here.

January 2nd 2019 – The Steinbeck Fellowship is a one-year residency at San José State University which includes a stipend of $15,000. Up to six Fellows are chosen every year. Go here to apply.

January 9th 2019 – 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 October 31st and December 31st 2018. Read more.

January 31st 2019 – The Caribbean Writer is seeking works that explore the defining moments of the Caribbean experience, particularly in the way the experiences represent themselves in our musings and metaphors. We hope to explore Caribbean life in the broad sense of our 2019 theme: Dredging thoughts that reflect the resilience and resourcefulness of Caribbean people as well as the implications of certain events that shape the notion of the contemporary Caribbean. Read more.

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.

February 28th 2019 – Summer Literary Seminars fiction and poetry contests. Details here.

March 1st 2019 – Cincinnati Review open for submissions of prose and poetry beginning September 2018; micro submissions open year round. See what that is and how to submit, here.

May 31st 2019 – the Antioch Review open for submissions of essays, fiction, and poetry beginning September. 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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2 responses 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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