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BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest 5

We are delighted to share that the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Short Fiction Story Contest 5 is now open for submissions in the Caribbean-American and Writers in the Caribbean categories.

Stories must be original works of fiction and 3,000 words or less.

BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writer’s Prize:

  • All entrants must be of Caribbean heritage/of Caribbean descent

  • Work should not have appeared in any nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more

  • Be a resident of the United States/Canada

  • Be over the age of 18 years

  • Be an unpublished writer in the genre. Self-published writers may apply

BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean:

  • Exclusively open to unpublished and published writers who were born/raised and holding nationality in the Caribbean

  • You may submit if you are currently on temporary assignment elsewhere in the world (except the US and Canada)

  • Submitted stories must be original works of fiction

  • All writers regardless of their publishing status may apply

Prize:

  • A US$1,750 cash prize

  • Cafe Con Libros gift card

  • A caché of books courtesy Akashic Books.

  • Author interview and profile on the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival website

  • Winner will be published in The Brooklyn Rail

  • Online interview and publication in NY Carib News

  • BCLF branded merchandise

  • A feature episode on the acclaimed BCLF Always LIT Podcast

For full details, please refer here.

Enquiries about submissions should be directed to the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this prize is run by the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, not the Commonwealth Foundation.