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The Caribbean Writer Seeks Submissions for Volume 31

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The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 31st 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 of Volume 31 is: “New Vistas: An Evolving Caribbean.”  We welcome short stories, essays, poems, interviews, personal narratives and one-act plays highlighting this theme.

Only previously unpublished work will be considered and brief biographical facts must be submitted. All contact information and title of the manuscript should be on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript.

 The Caribbean Writer is also soliciting colorful, eye-catching, Caribbean artwork for the cover of that issue as well.

 All submissions are eligible for these prizes:

  • The Virgin Islands Daily News Prize for a fiction or nonfiction essay to an author residing in the U.S. or British Virgin Islands ($500)
  • The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction ($400)
  • The David Hough Literary Prize to a Caribbean author ($500)
  • The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize to an emerging Caribbean author ($500)
  •  The Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean ($500) and
  • The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication in
  • The Caribbean Writer ($250)

Email submissions to: as an attached Word or RTF files. 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 a stamped address self-envelope for a response. The submission deadline is Dec. 31, 2016.