CONTESTS & EVENTS – 2016

The following is a list of competitions and events of interest to Muslim Writers for the year 2016.

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NAME OF COMPETITION OR EVENT DEADLINE OR DATE OF EVENT
Anthology: This American Muslim: Our Voices, Our Stories (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and other creative writing) December 31, 2016
Competition: I Am an Immigrant Essay Contest  December 31, 2016
Competition: Love for the Beloved Poetry Competition  December 18, 2016
Anthology: Muslims in the Movies December 15, 2016
Call for Papers: Religion in Speculative and Fan Fiction December 15, 2016
Workshop: Writing from the Fitra – for Women who Love to Write December 8, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Workshop: Mystery/Crime Writing (Manchester, United Kingdom) November 25, 2016
Competition: The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Nonfiction November 1, 2016
Competition: The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Poetry November 1, 2016
Event: Annual Muslim Women’s Literary Conference 2016 (Houston, Texas) October 22, 2016
Competition: Brass Crescent Awards (Voting) August 26 – September 12, 2016
Book Signing at ISNA in Chicago (with Umm Zakiyyah) September 2-5, 2016
Event: Muslim Fest (workshops and other activities, including Islamic Fiction Workshop with Umm Zakiyyah) August 27-28, 2016
Twitter Chat: Poetteer Chat with Fida Islaih (Topic: Poetry Titles) August 24, 2016
Course: 8-week group Coaching Programme for Muslim women (fiction and non-fiction) August 22, 2016
 Free Webinar: Islamic Fiction: A Powerful Tool in the Modern Times (with Umm Zakiyyah) August 21, 2016
Storytelling with Rukhsana Khan in Phin Park In Toronto August 17, 2016
Twitter Chat: Poetteer Chat with Fida Islaih (Topic: Inspiration) August 17, 2016
Competition: Brass Crescent Awards – Nominations August 12, 2016
Competition: Young Muslim Writers Awards for ages 5 to 16 (short stories and poetry) August 7, 2016
Competition: Rising Talent 2016 (includes poetry, nasheeds, skits, monologues, and more) July 31, 2016