The original Opportunities page is here. It 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. I won’t repeat it here but it’s still relevant.
This page will be dedicated to upcoming deadlines and fresh content will be added (and stale content removed) as time goes on. Fair warning, I’ll be going for some of these as well.
ON DEADLINE April 1 2015 and for two weeks – for the first two weeks in April you can submit for free to Narrative magazine; you just need to set up an account.
April 1 2015 – Granta publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There are no strict word limits, though most prose submissions are between 3000 and 6000 words and the editors advise they are unlikely to read more than 10,000 words of any submission. All submissions will be considered for both the print and online editions (unless otherwise stipulated in the cover letter). Selection is extremely competitive and only a very small fraction of submissions will be chosen for publication. Reading recent editions of Granta will help you assess whether your work is likely to be a good match. More here.
April 3 2015 – Rex nettleford fellowship in cultural studies 2015 – awarded to a resident of the Caribbean 35 years and younger – all areas of cultural study including the creative arts – 10 000 pounds plus 2000 pounds travel grant – for more www.rhodes-caribbean.com apply to the Caribbean Secretary to the Rhodes Trust, 21 East Street, Kingston, Jamaica – tel 876-922-5960 or fax 876-922-7575 or Office of Administration, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica – tel 876-977-2407
May 15th 2015 – The deadline to submit if you want to be a part of the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival slated for July 7 to 11 in Kingston. More.
May 29th 2015 (noon, Paris time) – International Fund for the Promotion of Culture. Open to artists, creators, or bodies involved in the creation of art. Priority is given to projects submitted by or affecting young people between 18 and 30. Funds the production off cultural and/or artistic works and the organization of cultural and artistic events of national, regional and/or international scope contributing to the establishment of culture and development strategies and programmes. Details here.
May 31st 2015 – Bridport Prize. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and flash from anywhere. There is a submission fee. Details here.
May 31st 2015 -“The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry. The competition focuses on poetry and short stories from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns. This competition is part of the Small Axe Project’s ongoing commitment to Caribbean cultural production and our mission to provide a forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean reality.” Submit your original, unpublished story (maximum 7,000 words) or an original poem (maximum 10 poems, not exceeding 10 manuscript pages) to email@example.com as a double spaced Word document. No pdfs. No author information on the doc (put on a separate doc with full contact information and a biography of no more than 250 words. First and second prize, respectively, are $750 and $500; and publication in Small Axe 47 in July 2015.
June 30th 2015 – This one, the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, is open to Jamaican writers resident ah yard or not. So if you’re a Jamaican in Antigua or anywhere else, really, and you’re a writer, you might want to give this one a shot. It’s a project of the Jamaican Writers Society and the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency. There are three categories. The Una Marson Award for Adult Fiction, the Vic Reid Award for Young Adult Fiction, and the Jean D’Costa Award for Children’s Fiction. Cash prizes. Check here for details.
July 24th 2015 – GMT – I put the GMT because that time zone thing (as in not knowing it) messed me up with a submission for another thing once; so let that be a lesson to all of you: know your time zones! Anyway, you shouldn’t be cutting it that close anyway, right? A trick I use if I plan to submit to something now is I set the reminder a few days before the deadline. Okay, so Wasafiri, this is the annual new writing comp for the respected British magazine – this applies to fiction, poetry, and non fiction. The prize is open to any one worldwide who has not published a book in their chosen categry. The prize for each category is 300 pounds and publication in Wasafiri. More details here.
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