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Submissions Call for The Caribbean Writer - Volume 28

The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, has announced a call for submissions for its 28th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. The theme for Volume 28 is: Re-visioning the Future of the Caribbean Through, Time, Place and Memories. Submission deadline is Feb. 28, 2014.

Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (five maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics and also on the 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 Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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), and The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication ($250). A new prize for fiction is on the horizon for 2014. Email submissions to as attached Word or RTF files or submit via the “Submissions” page at 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. For more information, visit or email