Caribbean Short Story Competition 2011/2012 (Trinidad)

Caribbean Short Story Competition 2011/2012 is co-ordinated by Potbake Productions, a Caribbean publisher.  Author/Publisher Lyndon Baptiste effectively used humour and multi media to spread the word about the competition through the video in this post!

It’s their 2nd competition and the deadline has been extended to Saturday 31st August 2013. There will be a total of 10 finalists. The overall winner gets USD $ 250.00 and their story, along with 9 other winning stories, will be published as short story collection (likely in 2013-14 with the new extension):

  • Entrants must be citizens of the Caribbean.
  • Entrants must be greater than or equal to 13 years of age.
  • A maximum of 2 entries per entrant.
  • Finalists from the last competition set the bar high. Great, logical plots, clean, careful work, a variety of appropriately-used literary techniques. Do the same. You’re competing at a high level and want to stand out.
  • Stories must be a minimum of 2,500 words but no greater than 3,000 words. Other entries will not be considered.
  • Stories must be original works, having never been featured in any other publication, newspaper, magazine or otherwise.
  • Submissions must be in MS WORD or PDF format and must include the word count, author’s name and contact information
  • Entries submitted after deadline Saturday, 31st August 2013 will not be considered.
  • Entries can be sent via hard or soft copy
  • Email: submissions@potbake.com. Subject line must be: “CSSC.2011/2012”.
  • Hard copy submissions must be made to #3, 3rd Street West, Beaulieu Avenue, Trincity, Trinidad, West Indies.

Deadline: Saturday, 31st August 2013

Prizes

  •  The overall winner will receive a cash prize of USD $ 250.00. (Hopefully, we’ll be able to attract sponsorship, and the prizes will become more attractive. We’re working on it. 🙂
  • The top 10 stories will be compiled in a book and each winner will receive a free copy.
  • An about the author page will be included in the publication for each of the 10 winners.
  • The authors will retain the copyright for their stories.
  • Potbake Productions will retain distribution rights for the top 10 stories.
  • There is no other monetary gain for the winning authors. There are no royalties to collect on sales.
  • However, winners can buy an unlimited copies of the book in which their story appears for cost price. This way, every individual can sell copies and make a profit.

Seawoman’s note: We let you know about the 1st RIGHT here! Yours truly with my short story “Big Rock Soup”, as the only finalist from Barbados, is proud to have been published in “Across The Caribbean: West Indian Short Stories”.

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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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