The Caribbean Writer – the University of the Virgin Islands’ international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus – 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. The submission deadline is Dec. 30, 2014.
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 also 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 Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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 the 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), and The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication ($250).
E-mail submissions to email@example.com as attached Word or RTF files, or submit via the “Submissions” page of The Caribbean Writer website 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, V.I. 00850-9781. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for response.