Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past Imagining a Future
The Caribbean Writer (TCW) renews its call for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.” And as The Caribbean Writer (TCW), a refereed, international journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands, continues to mourn the passing of its esteemed founding editorial board member, Barbadian Poet and Author Kamau Brathwaite, TCW Editor Alscess Lewis-Brown, remarked that the theme — even though it was announced before we experienced this great loss — captures the essence of the Kamau Brathwaite literary aesthetic and, therefore, is fitting that volume 35 is dedicated to this giant advocate for Caribbean literary expressions.
“Brathwaite’s imaginative and innovative use of language and the scope of his work capture the essence and spirit of Caribbean expressivity. His support and insight helped to shape and guide The Caribbean Writer’s path over the past thirty plus years. For this, we are grateful.”
Contributors are invited to submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean Writer is an international literary refereed journal with a Caribbean focus. So, the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective.
Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (5 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words or 10 pages. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term “previously published” covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms, and self-published items. In addition to contact information (mailing address, phone number), provide brief biographical information (such as appears under the “Contributors” section of the journal). Submit Word files only (no PDFs) at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that TCW no longer accepts hardcopy/mailed-in poems. stories, essays, plays, etc.
This celebrated journal also seeks black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.) for use inside the publication and colorful, eye-catching, Caribbean artwork for the cover. Artists who want their artwork to be considered should submit electronic files in vertical format as TIF or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater.
Submissions are accepted from January 1 to December 31 each year and are considered for the journal that will be published the following year. (In other words, volume 35 will be published in 2021 and entries submitted between January 1 and December 31 of 2020 will be considered for volume 35. The deadline for submissions each year is December 31. Submit Word files at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org or email to email@example.com.
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Submit Word files using the form below after registering/logging in or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, get in touch with The Caribbean Writer at (340) 692-4152/4122 or at TCW, University of the Virgin Islands, RR1, Box 10,000, Kingshill St. Croix, VI 00850-9781. Submission deadline is December 31, 2020.