St. Somewhere Annual Literary Contest

St. Somewhere Journal, a premier Caribbean literary ezine,  has launched a new annual contest in June 2010, “to encourage and reward talented writers.”

There will be  three annual prizes to  contributors.  The Editor advises, “This is not a contest in the traditional manner practiced by many literary journals and magazines. There are no special entry guidelines or fees. Winners will be chosen from among the journal’s regularly selected contributors. ”

Award winners will be decided in January of each year and all contributors from the preceeding year will be eligible for selection. The prizes are as follows:

Jack Mandora Prize for Fiction – $75.00 USD

Awarded to a single recipient in recognition of their prose fiction work. May be awarded on the merit of one or more short stories featured in St. Somewhere.

St. Somewhere Prize for Poetry – $50.00 USD

Awarded to a single recipient in recoginition of their poetic work. May be awarded on the merit of one or more poems featured in St. Somewhere.

Caribbean Spirit Award – $25.00 USD

Awarded to a single recipient in recognition of their effective use of Caribbean dialect or nation language, whether in fiction or poetry. May be awarded on the merit of one or more works of poetry and/or fiction featured in St. Somewhere.

All submissions should be sent via email to: editorAT

Read the SUBMISSIONS Guidelines carefully (opp also here at Seawoman) and Click on the PRIZES link at the top under the masthead.


Randy Baker
St. Somewhere Journal

**Seawoman’s 2 cents: I suggest you study past volumes of this Journal at the site to get a feel of the flavour and standard.  Well worth your time!


Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - 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; 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 Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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