The Caribbean Writer has announced its call for submissions for Volume 32. It is seeking works that explore the many variations of the theme: “Rough Tides, Tough Times: Reflections and Transitions.” The Caribbean Writer hopes to highlight and document the many permutations of this theme in the broadest sense.
The Caribbean Writer is an international. literary refereed journal with a Caribbean focus; therefore, 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 (five maximum), short stories or personal essays on general topics as well as on the theme. Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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 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)
The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication in The Caribbean Writer ($250).
E-mail individual submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org as 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 SASE for response. The submission deadline is Dec. 31.