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.

If you wish to list an event for publication on this site, fill out the form on this page.

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices August 15, 2017
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
Call for Monologues: Hijabi Monologues July 17, 2017
Classes: She Writes & Rhymes 4 Ramadhan – with Sr. Umm Juwayriyah Ramadan 2017
Call for Proposals: Black Muslim Psychology Conference May 10, 2017
Event: Facebook Book Chat with Sr. Umm Juwayriyah April 24, 2017
Competition: Choose Love Drawing Contest April 21, 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: Using Fiction To Normalize Islam and Muslims 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) 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.

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