Winter 2018: Interviewing the Caribbean

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Call for Papers
July 28, 2018 to September 21, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Interviewing the Caribbean - Winter 2018
Interviewing the Caribbean (IC) seeks poems, stories, creative non-fiction, and visual art in all media that celebrates Caribbean life. This issue is seeking work that offers a portrayal, interpretation, and/or analysis of womanhood and/or manhood as well as other gender-related issues and topics in Caribbean societies. Caribbean Artists at home and in the Diaspora are invited to participate.
Topics for Winter 2018: Caribbean Femininity and Masculinity: Gender Justice
Fifty odd years after independence? 
*How have Caribbean societies evolved?
*How have roles changed or remained the same?
*What is the general attitude about gender roles—womanhood and manhood?
*What gender-justice issues are Caribbean societies grappling with today?
*Where and how do LGBTQ Caribbean communities fit into discussions of regional gender justice?
*How do these attitudes hamper or accelerate regional development?
Submit work as an MS Word document or images as TIF, 300 dpi (or higher) resolution.
Submit by September 17, 2018 to be included in the Winter 2018 issue. If your work is selected for publication, the editors will email you interview questions by early November. Please include a 5-line bio (maximum) and a photo of the contributor (TIF/300 resolution).
All work should be submitted as attachments to
Poetry, Fiction, Articles
All writing submissions for IC should be double-spaced with one-inch margins in a Word (.doc) file. For poetry, submit 3-5 poems in a single document. All other writing submissions may be up to 2,500 words.
Visual Art (including photography)
All images for IC should be submitted in TIF format (300 dpi or higher). Up to 3-6 TIFs may be submitted.
IC accepts only online submissions. Only submit original and unpublished manuscripts. No previously-published submissions, including items published in personal websites, blogs, or social media.
IC will retain the rights to submitted work for 90 days after publication, after which rights revert to the author/artist. 


Contact Info: 

Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD, Managing Editor

Camille Alexander, PhD, Assistant Editor