Caribbean writer calls for creative artwork for volume 36 by December 31

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has called for nominations to adorn the cover and interior sections of Volume 36 under the theme 2021: “Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations”. More and more, as the story meets everyday experiences, epiphanies unfold, and as we question the patterns of disturbance in many of these illuminations, the roots of the dominant disturbances emerge, complicated by disguise.

Artists are invited to explore and represent this theme in its broadest permutations.

Those interested in having their works considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as png or jpeg files with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, prints, etc.). Graphic poetry or narratives are neither solicited nor accepted.

Illustrations for volume 36 will be accepted until December 31 at

In addition, writers can submit works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays or one-act plays that explore ideas that resonate in the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean should be the focus of the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Potential authors must submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts in Word format, via the online portal alone at Note that TCW no longer accepts paper submissions.

Individuals may submit poems (three maximum), short stories (two maximum) and personal essays (two maximum) on general topics as well as the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3,500 words. Only unpublished works will be taken into consideration. The term “already published” covers print and electronic publication, including on social media platforms and self-published articles.

The Caribbean Writer does not accept concurrent submissions (articles considered for publication elsewhere). The potential author must provide contact information, including mailing address, telephone number, any professional affiliation, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and as they appear in the “Contributors” section of the journal). In the event that the author’s contact details change, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.

Before submitting, the editor should carefully edit and proofread the manuscript, adhering to the details ready for publication, as well as proofreading standards such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and consistency of the manuscript. language, as well as eliminating typographical errors and focusing on the overall quality of the work.

The Caribbean Writer is a peer-reviewed journal. There is no charge to submit or publish in this journal. All submissions are subject to a first blind review by the editor. Creative works, such as fiction, poetry, and drama, after editorial review, go through the publisher’s double-blind peer review process. In this process, the identities of reviewers and authors are hidden from reviewers and vice versa throughout the review process.

Submissions are accepted from January 1 to December 31 of each year and are considered for the journal to be published the following year. (In other words, volume 36 will be published in 2022 and applications submitted between January 10 and December 31, 2021 will be considered for volume 36. The deadline for submission each year is December 31. Word files at www.thecaribbeanwriter .org / online-submissions /

Literary prizes

All submissions are eligible for these annual awards:

The Canut A. Brodhurst Award of $ 600 awarded to a writer for the best short fiction film. Donation from the Ste-Croix Avis newspaper

The price of daily news $ 500 awarded to a resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands or British Virgin Islands.

The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize of $ 500 awarded to a new or emerging writer. Gift of Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as editor of Caribbean writer from 2003 to 2008.

The Cécile de Jongh literary prize of $ 500 awarded to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. Gift of former Governor John P. de Jongh Jr. in honor of Cécile de Jongh’s unwavering commitment to literacy in the territory, especially among young people in the Virgin Islands.

The Vincent Cooper Literary Prize of $ 300 awarded to a Caribbean author for his exemplary writings in the language of the Caribbean nation (Kamau Brathwaite). Gift of Professor Vincent Cooper, Ph.D.

For more information contact The Caribbean Writer at [email protected].

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