The Caribbean Writer

Volume 28 Submission

Submissions Call for The Caribbean Writer –Volume 28

The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 28th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. The theme for Volume 28 is: Re-visioning the Future of the Caribbean Through, Time, Place and Memories.

The Caribbean Writer invites works that explore defining moments of the Caribbean experience. Contributors might consider examining the implications of certain periods and events that help to define the notion of the contemporary Caribbean. Writers should also consider exploring the symbolism in the places associated with our celebrations, our victories, our epiphanies, our misfortunes, our failures, our triumphs. They should also consider the journeys that shape our experiences and the memories that will not let us go, but offer us a platform for reflection and hope.

The Caribbean Writer welcomes works that not only highlights Caribbean life in its broadest sense but also provide a critical and historical overview, of times, places, and memories that reflect both the resilience and resourcefulness of Caribbean people at home and in the diaspora. What better way to do this than in the poetry, prose, essays, and one-act plays featured in The Caribbean Writer.

Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (5 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the theme: Re-visioning the Future of the Caribbean Through, Time, Place and Memories. 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 Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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 Island author ($200), and The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prizefor first-time publication ($250). A new prize for Fiction is on the horizon for 2014.

Email submissions to as attached Word or RTF files or submit online here. 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 March 31, 2014.

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