The Caribbean Writer

The Caribbean Writer is an international literary anthology with a Caribbean focus. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective.Submit poems (5 maximum), short stories, personal essays, (2 maximum not to exceed 15 pages each), and one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. (If self-published, give details). Follow this procedure for submissions: Put title, name, address and other contact information on separate sheet. Title only should be on manuscript. Include brief biographical information and mention previous publications, if any. Type (double-spaced) all manuscripts.All submissions are eligible for the following 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 an author residing in the Caribbean ($500)

The Marguerite Cobb McKay prize to a Virgin Islands author ($200)

The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky prize for first-time publication ($200)

Please note that manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Authors of accepted work will be notified.

Book Reviews – Persons interested in reviewing books should contact the editor indicating areas of expertise. Include sample reviews if possible.

Please mail submissions to:
The Caribbean Writer
University of the Virgin Islands
RR 1 Box 10000
Kingshill VI 00850-9781

Email submissions are accepted qmars@uvi.edu OR submit@thecaribbeanwriter.org

Next submission deadline is November 30, 2007

Above Guidelines are online.

The Caribbean Writer website

(now difficult to find on the Net but persistence paid off!)

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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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