Deadline Tomorrow: “The Caribbean Writer” Calls for Submissions on Nature and Ecology

Submissions for The Caribbean Writer’s most recent call (for Volume 26) are due tomorrow, October 15, 2011!

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. 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.
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 Only previously unpublished work will be accepted.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.)

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

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 a first-time publication ($250).

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.

Submissions may be sent to The Caribbean Writer, University of the Virgin Islands; RR 1 Box 10.000; Kinghill, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands 00850-9781 or via email to submit@thecaribbeanwriter.org  or submit online here.

For more information about The Caribbean Writer, see http://www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/

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