The Caribbean Writer (2008): Submissions
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
The Caribbean Writer is an international literary anthology with a Caribbean focus. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective.
Submit poems (5 maximum), short stories, personal essays, (2 maximum not to exceed 15 pages each), and one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. (If self-published, give details).
Follow this procedure for submissions: Put title, name, address and other contact information on separate sheet. Title only should be on manuscript. Include brief biographical information and mention previous publications, if any.
Type (double-spaced) all manuscripts.
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 an author residing in the Caribbean ($500)
The Marguerite Cobb McKay prize to a Virgin Islands author ($200)
The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky prize for first-time publication ($200)
Please note that manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Authors of accepted work will be notified.
Persons interested in reviewing books should contact the editor indicating areas of expertise. Include sample reviews if possible.
Please mail submissions to:
The Caribbean Writer
University of the Virgin Islands
RR 1 Box 10000
Kingshill VI 00850-9781
Next submission deadline is November 30, 2007.
On a personal note, The Caribbean Writer published some of my earliest work, and they also published my first book of poems, Exodus and Other Poems.