The Caribbean Writer issues call for Caribbean literary submissions and artwork

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The Caribbean Writer, an international, literary anthology with a Caribbean focus, published by the University of the Virgin Islands, is announcing a submission call for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. 

Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and essays, Volume 29 will highlight contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean space; therefore, interviews, personal narratives, one act plays highlighting this theme are welcome.

Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (five maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the Caribbean musicians and visual artists theme. One-act plays will also be accepted. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and list all contact information plus title of manuscript on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript.

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 Islands author ($200), The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication ($250), andThe Cecile deJongh Literary Prize to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean ($500).

Email submissions to submit@thecaribbeanwriter.org as attached Word or RTF files OR submit via the “Submissions” page atwww.thecaribbeanwriter.org. 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. Submission deadline is December 30, 2014.

The Caribbean Writer is also soliciting colourful, eye-catching, Caribbean artwork for the cover of the upcoming issue.

Artists who want their artwork to be considered for use should submit electronic files in vertical format as TIF or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater.

Black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.) is also needed for use inside the 300-page publication. Vertical format also preferred for these submissions, in TIF or JPEG format with resolution of 300 dpi or greater.

Please include all necessary contact information and a brief biographical note with art submissions and email to submit@thecaribbeanwriter.org 

The deadline for artwork submission is December 30, 2014. 

For more information, email info@thecaribbeanwriter.org 

Previously selected cover artwork of The Caribbean Writer may be viewed at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org 

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