CONTESTS & EVENTS – 2017

The following is a list of competitions and events of interest to Muslim Writers for the year 2017.

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NAME OF COMPETITION OR EVENT DEADLINE OR DATE OF EVENT
Call for Submissions: The Story of Your Name December 31, 2017
Short-story Competition: DISCOVER – New writing from Turkey and the UK December 31, 2017
Event: Creative Writing Roadtrip through Bosnia September 7 – 17, 2017
Competition: Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature August 31, 2017 (YA entries must be received by July 31, 2017)
Call for Papers: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices August 15, 2017
Webinar: Let’s Spill Some Ink: Marketing Yourself August 12, 2017
Workshop: Outer and Inner Visions of Poetry August 11 – 13, 2017
Grant: “Unsilenced Grant” for Muslim American Women July 31, 2017
Competition: The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction (Sci-Fi and Fantasy by writers of Pakistani descent) July 31, 2017
Competition: 2017 South African Muslim Women’s Short Story Competition July 31, 2017
Competition: Young Muslim Writers Awards (Ages 5 to 16, must live in the UK) July 31, 2017
Call for Monologues: Hijabi Monologues July 17, 2017
Call for Submissions: Mogadishu 2030 Art Exhibition No deadline specified – check guidelines for updates
Call for Submissions: Creative Writing in response to “Muslim Ban” Rolling
Panel Discussion: Teaching the Quran through Fiction & Using Fiction To Normalize Islam and Muslims (ISNA) July 1, 2017
Event: Meet the Author at ISNA June 30 – July 3, 2017
Event: Muslim Film Festival at ISNA June 30 – July 3, 2017
Twitter Chat: #Ramadan Readathon – What’s Next? June 24, 2017
Twitter Chat: Who Gets To Tell Our Stories? June 17, 2017
Competition: Muslim Youth Musings Ramadan Writing Contest  June 11, 2017
Twitter Chat: Diversifying Our Bookshelves June 10, 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

RECAP HERE

Twitter Chat: Is Mainstream Publishing Best for Native Born Muslim Fiction Authors?

February 23, 2017

RECAP HERE

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