Calling on writers

writersDo you write short stories, plays, poems and the like and would like your work published in a Caribbean journal?

Well, the Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 29th edition.

The journal is published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands.

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, interviews, personal narratives, one act plays highlighting this theme are all welcomed.

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Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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 (US$300), The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction (US$400), The David Hough Literary Prize to a Caribbean author (US$500), The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize to a Virgin Islands author (US$200), The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication (US$250), and The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean (US$500).

Email submissions to 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.

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