The Missing Slate’s Caribbean Issue: Fantasy & Escape


In this special issue, The Missing Slate invites you to the Caribbean — with a layout to match — with writing from some of the Islands’ most talented writers, guest edited by John R. Lee, who also introduces the feature.

Depending on your reading preferences, there are a few different options for viewing this issue.

The digital issue is available as a downloadable PDF (note that it’s a large file, and may take a few minutes to download completely):

A complete table of contents, including web-exclusive pieces, is available on the magazine’s website. Just click on the title to read the piece:

An ‘interactive’ edition (the most reader-friendly option) is available here:

Table of Contents:

Gateways: A Caribbean SamplerJohn Robert Lee


Leaving Coal MineDanielle Boodoo-Fortuné

A Prayer for the Unflummoxed BeaverKei Miller

HeronsKendel Hippolyte

PurgatoryKwame Dawes

Overseer: DetentionVladimir Lucien

from ‘Far District’Ishion Hutchinson

FeathersEsther Phillips

FICTION (Digital Edition Exclusive)

From Requiem
Curdella Forbes

From the Book of Dreams
Vahni Capildeo

Cher Ami
Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

Robert Edison Sandiford


Phyllis Shand Allfrey: The PoetLizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Solitary ConsignmentMaria Amir

Literary or Not: The Reality of Escapist FictionSana Hussain

Writing: Escapism or Thoughtful EngagementMariam Tareen

Shattered ScreensTom Nixon

Deconstructing the Dream FactoryChuck Williamson

The Great EscapeAaron Grierson

Skulking Around the Dark Side of FandomGhausia Rashid Salaam

Alfred Hitchcock and the Strange Aesthetic of FetishJess McHugh

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man
Jane King

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