The Caribbean Writer – Volume 26 Call for Submissions: Deadline, November 2011

The Caribbean Writer is an international, referred, literary journal with a Caribbean focus. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central in the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective.

Submit poems, short stories, personal essays, and one-act plays. Maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words or 10 pages. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. (If previously self-published, give details.)

Now accepting submissions for Volume 26, to be published in 2012.

Deadline: November 30, 2011.

THEME: Nature & Ecology

This 26th anniversary issue of The Caribbean Writer will be dedicated to the environment: nature and ecology. As we move into the 21st century we have to be mindful of our environment, how we care for it, what kinds of expansions (developments) we allow to take place, how do we preserve and maintain its pristine beaches, lush mountains and diverse, extraordinary bird/insect and animal life.

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The Caribbean Writer seeks works that celebrate as well as explore our relationship to nature, how tourism and cruise ships impact our environment, the role nature plays in our lives, the names of our trees and flowers, the rich fauna, etc.

TCW will also celebrate women writers and welcome interviews, essays, personal narratives on Sylvia Wynter, Olive Senior, Paule Marshall, Claire Harris, Lorna Goodison, Nancy Morejon, Velma Pollard, Erna Bordber, and Zee Edgell.

Follow this procedure for submissions: List name, address, and title of submission on a separate sheet. Title only on submission. All submissions should be on a separate sheet. Include brief biographical information and mention previous publications and Caribbean connection, 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 a Caribbean author ($500), The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize to a Virgin Island author ($200) and The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication ($250).

Book Reviews – Persons interested in reviewing books should contact the editor, indicating their areas of expertise. Include sample reviews if possible.

Email submissions to as attached Word or RTF files.

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