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Call for Submissions: The Caribbean Writer – Volume 29

By Tonywilliams @tonywlls9


The Caribbean Writer, an international literary journal with a Caribbean focus, has announced a submission call for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work or it should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience and perspective

Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and essays, Volume 29 will highlight contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean space. Interviews, personal narratives and one-act plays highlighting this theme are also welcome.

Writers are encouraged to submit poems (5 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on themes pertaining to Caribbean musicians and visual artists.

One-act plays will also be accepted. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and list all contact information plus the title of the manuscript on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript.

All submissions are eligible for the following prizes:
• The Daily News Prize for best poetry ($300)
• The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction ($400)
• The David Hough Literary Prize to a Caribbean author ($500)
• The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize to a Virgin Islands author ($200)
• The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication ($250)
• The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean ($500).

Email submissions to [email protected] as attached Word or RTF files OR submit via the “Submissions” page at Submissions may also be mailed to: The Caribbean Writer, University of the Virgin Islands, RR 1, Box 10,000, Kingshill St. Croix, VI 00850-9781. Include SASE for response. Submission deadline is December 30, 2014.

For more information, visit or email [email protected].


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