The following is a list of competitions and events of interest to Muslim Writers for the year 2017. You will also find calls for papers and submissions to anthologies here.
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|NAME OF COMPETITION OR EVENT||DEADLINE OR DATE OF EVENT|
|Competition: Young Muslim Writers Awards (Ages 5 to 16, must live in the UK)||July 31, 2017|
|Competition: The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction (Sci-Fi and Fantasy by writers of Pakistani descent)||July 31, 2017|
|Event: Facebook Book Chat with Sr. Umm Juwayriyah||April 24, 2017|
|Competition: Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize – Essay contest for U.S. High School and College/University Students||April 15, 2017|
|Competition: ICNA-MAS Open Mic Spoken Word Competition||April 15, 2017|
|Workshop: Writers’ Workshop with Sr. Umm Zakiyyah and Br. Wael Abdelgawad||April 15, 2017|
|Seminar: Muslims Write Now!||April 8, 2017 and April 9, 2017|
|Competition: 11th CMO Islamic Essay Competition – (Theme: The Islamic Family Value Systems) – Not sure if participation is limited to people in Nigeria||April 7, 2017|
|Exchange Program: Between the Lines (creative writing and exchange program for teens)||Varies by country. Application deadline for US students: April 1, 2017|
|Competition: 2017 UIF Islamic School Essay Competition (Islamic school students in USA)||March 31, 2017|
|Anthology: Tales from Muslim Worlds Also see: Guidelines, Facebook Page & Why I’m Gathering Tales From Muslim Worlds||March 31, 2017|
|Workshop: RAWI Creative Writing Workshop (Washington, DC)||March 18, 2017|
|Call for Submissions: Literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry from “banned” nations||March 15, 2017|
|Anthology: Short Stories by Arab Women||March 15, 2017|
|Event: #BeBoldforChange (poets, film producers, and journalists expected)||March 4, 2017 and March 8, 2017|
|Twitter Chat: Publishing Poetry||March 1, 2017|
|Event: Bloom Beautifully Sisters’ Café||March 2017|
|Twitter Chat: Ask A Muslim Author||
February 23, 2017
|Twitter Chat: Is Mainstream Publishing Best for Native Born Muslim Fiction Authors?||
February 23, 2017
|Focus Group: Understanding Impacts of Anti-Muslim Hatred (London)||February 11, 2017|
|Art Competition: This American Muslim: Our Voices, Our Stories||January 2, 2017|
|Competition: The Big Muslim Writers Contest (Islamic fiction)||January 1, 2017|
|Workshop: Writing from the Fitra – for Women who Love to Write||December 8, 2016 – January 12, 2017|
Also See: Contests & Events for 2016
Note: The Muslim Writers Club lists these competitions and events for informational purposes only and does not endorse or recommend any particular event. Contests can be fun, but we urge you to use caution, especially if asked to sign away rights or pay a fee in order to submit your work.
Know of another competition or event that should be added to the list? Leave a comment below – or fill out the form on this page.