The Caribbean Writer

Submission Volume 26

Submissions Call for The Caribbean Writer – Volume 26

The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 26th 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 personal essays, Volume 26 will be dedicated to the environment: nature and ecology.

As we move into the 21st century we have to be mindful of our environment, how we care for it, how we preserve and maintain its pristine beaches, lush mountains and diverse, extraordinary bird/insect and animal life. The Caribbean Writer seeks works that celebrate as well as explore our relationship to nature, how tourism impacts our environment, the role nature plays in our lives, and the rich flora and fauna etc.

Volume 26 will also celebrate women writers and welcome interviews, essays and personal narratives on Sylvia Wynter, Olive Senior, Paule Marshall, Claire Harris, Lorna Goodison, Nancy Morejon, Velma Pollard, Erna Bordber, Zee Edgell and any other prominent Caribbean woman writer.

Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (5 maximum), short stories, personal essays and one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and put 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 Island author ($200), and The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prizefor first-time publication ($250).

Email submissions to or submit online hereSubmission deadline is November 30, 2011.

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