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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.

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.


June 16th 2019 and June 23rd 2019 – UNESCO International Literacy Prizes – rewards excellence and innovation in the field of literacy – candidates can be nominated or self-nominate via the online platform Every year, the prizes are organized around a specific theme. This year’s focus is on: ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’. An applicant can access the online application form by requesting the creation of a user account through this link: www.unesco.org/ilp/account. The deadline for applying/self-nominating is June 16th 2019 and the deadline for submitting nominations is Sunday 23 June 2019. You will also find relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes website: http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes Any enquiries with regard to the application and nomination process (or questions for the jury re strengthening your application and/or nomination) should be addressed to the Secretariat of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, located within the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development of the UNESCO Education Sector (phone: +33 1 45 68 08 59; e-mail: literacyprizes@unesco.org). Leaflet – UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2019

June 28th 2019 – the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize. Details here.

June 28th 2019 – the V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize – the Royal Society of Literature’s annual prize for unpublished short fiction. The winning entry receives 1000 pounds and publication in Prospect online and the RSL Review. Stories must be written in English, and between 2000 and 4000 words in length. Entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or the Commonwealth. VSP Poster_2019 (A4).jpgDetails here.

June 30th 2019 – Drue Heinz Literature Prize – A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. More here.

July 5th 2019 – the FCCA Essay Competition – junior (12 and younger) and senior (13 to 16) division – up to $3,000 up for grabs. Students in Antigua and Barbuda should send or deliver entries to the Ministry of Tourism and Investment in the Government Complex on Queen Elizabeth Highway. Contact the essay contest coordinator at tracey.browne@ab.gov.ag or 468-4040. N.B. This information is Antigua-Barbuda specific – entrants from other places should google FCCA Essay Competition or contact their own Ministry of Tourism for entry information.

August 15th 2019 – 13th Annual Ernest J. Gaines Award worth US$10,000 for a novel or short story collection (galleys accepted). Details here.

September 30th 2019 – International Biennial Poster Design Competition Terras Gauda Francisco Mantecon Competition 2019. More here.

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