The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: Disruption, Disguise, and Illuminations. As history meets our day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold; and as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited.
Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, or one-act plays that explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction, and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal only at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission
Submission should be made by Word files only and no PDFs will not be accepted. Please note that The Caribbean Writer will no longer accept hardcopy submissions.
Individuals may submit poems (3 maximum), short stories, and personal essays on general topics as well as on the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3,500 words. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term “previously published” covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms and self-published items.
The Caribbean Writer does not accept simultaneous submissions (items being considered for publication elsewhere). The prospective author should provide contact information including mailing address, phone number, any professional affiliations, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and such as appears under the “Contributors” section of the journal). If the author’s contact information changes, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.
Before submitting, the submitter should carefully edit and proofread the manuscript, adhering to publication-ready details, as well as standards of proofreading such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and consistent language, along with the elimination of typographical errors, and with focus on the overall quality of the work.
The Caribbean Writer is a refereed journal. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. All submissions undergo an initial blind review by the editor. Creative works, such as fiction, poetry, and drama, after editorial review, are advanced by the editor to the double-blind peer-review process. In this process, both the reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa throughout the review process.
Artists interested in having their artwork considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as PNG or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.). The journal does not accept graphic poetry or narratives.
For more information, contact Alscess Lewis Brown at The Caribbean Writer by email:email@example.com.