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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. You can also find relevant information for writers and artists on the Resources page.

This page will be dedicated to links to upcoming deadlines (deadline date, links, and a brief only because it’s not usual nor practical to post all the details here, also for crediting purposes). This is just a heads up; the rest is up to you. 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


September 30th 2022 – Kenyon Review is accepting poems, stories, essays, and plays. There is no submission fee, and all work will be read. Submit here.

September 30th 2022 – Cullman Center Fellowship for writers and scholars whose work could benefit from the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Details here.

October 1st 2022 – Perito Prize entry details. Stories of exclusion and inclusion. Cash prize and publication.

October 1st 2022 – Shenandoah opens for comic submissions. Act quickly because their submission windows are narrow. Details here.

October 1st 2022 – application deadline for the Camargo Fellowship. Guidelines.

October 4th 2022 -The Commonwealth Foundation has launched the 2022-2023 adda call for submissions. Writers are invited to submit creative non-fiction, short fiction, short graphic fiction and poetry on the theme of healthy communities by this deadline. They are interested in pieces that speak creatively to questions around the idea of healthy communities, which might include creative reflections on physical and mental well-being, disability justice, sexual and reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ healthcare, the art and practice of indigenous medicine, among others. Submit here.

October 16th 2022 – Sand, Salt, Blood anthology of sea horror short fiction. This call comes from Sliced Up Press. Details here.

October 25th 2022 – 5-7-5 Poetry Contest. $100 prize. Plus all writers will receive feedback. Details here.

October 28th 2022 – Narrative’s Fall story contest comes with a bag of US$2500. Details here.

November 1st 2022 – Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellowship. No application fee. Candidate should have published at least one well-received book. You won’t need to send copy or copies of your books unless you are a finalist; to be in contention, though, you will need to send a cover letter, short sample (10 pages) of your writing, and a proposal (no more than two pages) for how you would like to contribute to the Black Mountain Institute. Apply through submittable.

November 1st 2022 – Poetry submissions will be open until they reach 500 submissions. Details here.

November 1st 2022 – The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes twelve emerging writers each year for their debut short story published in a literary magazine, journal, or cultural website, and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers. Each of the twelve winning writers receives a cash prize of US$2,000 and the independent book publisher Catapult will publish the twelve winning stories in an annual anthology entitled Best Debut Short Stories: The PEN America Dau Prize, which will acknowledge the literary magazines and websites where the stories were originally published. Stories must be submitted by editors of literary magazines, journals, or cultural websites and published in the English language. Publications may be based and/or distributed anywhere in the world, so long as the story submitted was originally written in and published in English. Authors may not submit their own work. Participating publications include literary magazines, journals, or cultural websites published on a recurring schedule. Stories must have been published or forthcoming in 2022. Editors from eligible publications may only submit a writer’s debut short story. “Debut” is defined as the writer’s absolute first fiction publication in any language, which has undergone an editorial review process and been accepted and published in a literary outlet that the author is not academically or professionally associated with. Translations are ineligible. Writers who have published one or more books which have undergone editorial review are ineligible. Editors from eligible publications may submit up to four eligible stories from debut authors in a given award year. Stories may not exceed 12,000 words in length. Submitted story files should not include the journal name or other identifying information. Both the editor and debut author must agree to and sign the award’s declaration of eligibility and consent, which outlines serial rights for Catapult’s forthcoming anthology, and upload all application materials and submit online via Submittable. There are no restrictions on the candidate’s age or on the style of work.

November 1st 2022 – Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK. Apply here.

November 1st 2022 – Commonwealth Short Story Prize is free to enter for all citizens of the 56 Commonwealth countries, who are aged 18 or over. Details here.

December 31st 2022 – The theme for volume 37 of The Caribbean Writer is Carrying: Reflection, Recognition and Repair. Submit works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, or one-act plays. Details here.

Spring 2023 – Shenandoah opens for prose submissions. They tend to have a tight submission window so keep checking the site.

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.


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