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.
March 29th 2019 – The Antigua Sailing Week signboard competition – open to full time students age 5 – 18; submit to the Harper’s Office Depot locations, the Antigua Hotel Tourist Association or the ASW office. In addition to the age group winners, 5-8, 9-13 and 14-18, there will also be a Facebook People’s Choice award. In addition to grand prizes from Harper’s Office Depot, the winners will receive prizes that include activities from Adventure Antigua, Antigua Rainforest Tours, Stingray City, Triflexcursion Tours, The Goldsmitty, and Colombian Emeralds. Details here.
March 31st 2019 – deadline to vote for a book by a local author to be recognized as the Wadadli Pen Readers Choice Antigua and Barbuda Book of the Year (2017-2018). #readAntiguaBarbuda #voteAntiguaBarbuda
April 30th 2019 – The Miami Book Fair has partnered with The de Groot Foundation to discover and encourage talented unpublished authors. The prize will be awarded for a novella, written by an author who has not previously had a book published. A novella is a work of fiction between 17,000-40,000 words. The winner of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will receive a $6,000 cash award, publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the Miami Book Fair after publication, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the fair. The two runners-up will each receive $3,000, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the 2018 Miami Book Fair, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the Fair. The three winners work will be publicized in print and online media. Read more.
April 1st – May 30th 2019 – The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award.
May 20th 2019 – Hurston Wright Writers Week application deadline. Details here.
May 31st 2019 – the Antioch Review open for submissions of essays, fiction, and poetry beginning September. Details here.
May 31st 2019 – Hubert Humphrey Fellowship – The ideal candidates for this program are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience/ skills, commitment to public service, and potential for advancement in their professions. Applicants should have a minimum of five years professional experience and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented. Must be 45 or younger to apply. 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.