The Caribbean Writer is an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands. The Caribbean Writer is announcing a submission call for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective.
Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and essays, Volume 29 will highlight contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean space; therefore, we additionally welcome interviews, personal narratives, one act plays highlighting this theme.
Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (5 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the Caribbean musicians and visual artists theme. 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 Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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 title of manuscript on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript.
All submissions are eligible for these 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), and 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 www.thecaribbeanwriter.org. 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 www.thecaribbeanwriter.org or email [email protected]