The USVI is home to many creative writers and artists and we are amazed by their inspiring work. The Caribbean Writer (TCW) is a literary journal with a Caribbean focus, founded in 1986 and published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands. They publish quality writing that reflects the culture of the Caribbean as well as promotes and foster a strong literary tradition. For their upcoming Volume 36, they are calling for submissions under the 2021 theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations. According to the TCW website, contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective.


The TCW is also calling for artwork submissions for the cover and interior sections of Volume 36. Artists are invited to explore and depict this theme by submitting their artwork to be considered for use by TCW.


Submissions accepted until Dec. 31. All literary submissions are eligible for annual prizes, see details on the TCW website.


Read for about the theme, specifications for the writing and art submissions on the TCW website and see a related article on St Croix Source.


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