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. You can also find relevant information for writers and artists on the Resources page.
This page will be dedicated to links to upcoming deadlines (links and a brief 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. So, check back. 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 am a working writer. 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 every link. 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.
Finally, if you’re looking for writing and publishing related services (including writing, editing, and one-on-one writing, communication, and literature coaching and tutoring), here’s a link re my services, my workshops, and a breakdown of some of these services available from me and others in Antigua and Barbuda.
August 12th 2021 – Mercury Phase Out Video Competition (Antigua and Barbuda) –
Per a Mercury Phase Out Antigua Barbuda instagram post, “some every day products that contain mercury include fluorescent light bulbs, mercury-added thermometers and other mercury-added medical devices, dental amalgams (silver fillings), and some skin lightening products and cosmetics. In addition, larger fish species are known to contain mercury through a process known as bioaccumulation.”
August 16th 2021 – The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) in
partnership with The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) of Barbados has allocated an amount equivalent
to forty-seven thousand United States dollars (USD47,000) towards the cost of CIIF Festival Protocol
Consultancy Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this to eligible payments under a
contract for which this invitation is issued. CDB now wishes to procure consultancy services for the development of a sustainable regional protocol/toolkit for festivals and carnivals. The objective of the consultancy is to develop a sustainable regional protocol/toolkit for festivals and carnivals within the ongoing COVID-19 context and relevant crises such as hurricanes, earthquakes or volcanoes that adversely affect the Region. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of three (3) months. Read the full brief: Expression of Interest Request_Festival Protocol Consultancy _CDB_CIIF_26-7-2021
August 22nd 2021 – The Cultural Diaspora – A residency for text-based theatre artists from the African Diaspora at the Carmago Foundation May – June 2022 – to support accomplished Black playwrights with diverse cultural backgrounds and to spark a dialogue about the disparate ways in which the African diaspora experience has shaped their perspective and creative output. Carmago Foundation is in Cassis in the South of France. The Camargo Foundation offers Fellows an isolated retreat for the soul, nurtured by the natural beauty of it grounds and surrounding environment, to escape and create. Selected participants will be invited at Camargo to explore, experiment, write, and exchange. There will be weekly work sharing sessions of works-in-progress, two scheduled topical discussions on craft or the business or politics of writing facilitated by Brown and Mike, the possibility of staged readings of works in-progress in partnership with acting students of Marseille, and networking opportunities with European theater professionals. And most importantly a clean, well-lighted place to work. Click here to apply for The Cultural Diaspora or for the Carmago Core Program (the deadline for the latter is October 1st 2021).
September 26th 2021 – OECS Journalist Challenge –
September 30th 2021 – National (Antigua and Barbuda) Honours. Collect and return forms at the Governor General’s official residence or by email. Call 462-0002/3/5.
October 31st 2021 –
September 1st – November 1st 2021 – Commonwealth Short Story Prize – Shortlist to be announced April 2022, Regional winner May 2022, and Global winner June 2022. Details here.
June – November 2021 – Bocas Lit Fest Workshops. workshops-guide-june-november-2021 & Also find out how (and why) to become a Friend of Bocas. Thanks to Bocas for being a 2021 Wadadli Pen Patron, providing access to some of our finalists to the workshops and, to our winner, the Friend of Bocas benefits.
December 31st 2021 – Call for submissions to The Caribbean Writer Volume 36 – theme: Disruption, Disguise, and Illuminations. Submissions eligible for one of several prizes. Submit via the online portal.
January 31st 2022 – William Saroyan International Prize for Writing – Works of fiction (novels, short story anthologies, or drama) or non-fiction (biography, history, or memoirs) by authors from around the world and first published during 2020-2021 are eligible for consideration. Authors who have published four or more books will not be considered new and emerging. There is a US$50 non-refundable fee. Additional eligibility guidelines and entry details here.
As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is researched and 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.